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City of Francistown get ready for Mali

FRANCISTOWN: The Zebras supporters eagerly await a David versus Goliath clash in the form of the national team taking on the mighty Les Aigles of Mali at the Francistown Sport Complex on Saturday.

In random interviews around town, the supporters believe the Francistown stadium is a fortress that will always yield positives for the Zebras. “This is not just a common stadium.  It is blessed by the great God of Bakalanga.   ‘Ke stadium sa ga Ngwale’. If Mali is a mountain we are going to climb it.  Since the beginning of the week we have been dressing for the Zebras, and we will be dressed like this until after the game.  I predict a 2-1 win,” said Kabelo Tanyala, a combi driver.

Mbakiso Star, 23, and Keorapetse Makhokhoba, 22, both hawkers said they had just been discussing the game and secured tickets for the weekend encounter. Star said he wishes Segolame Boy comes in for Hendrick Moyo.  “If the coach could introduce Boy alongside Tsotso, then we will have no doubts in our attack. Boy has a magic touch and he can finish calmly.

Of course Moyo is a great player, but he is too wasteful.  Maybe if he comes in as a sub, he will score.  I predicted a 1-0 against Burkina Faso, I also predict the same for this game,” he said. However, another supporter, John Tabojosi, 26, has more faith in Peter Butler’s charges.

“That team will take us far.  I trust our coach’s strategies and our best 11. Moyo is our key player whether he scores or not he must start.

“We might have lost to Mali previously, but that was then. This is a different ball game altogether; different strategies, different players and different stadium. We are going to shock Mali 3-0.  10 am Saturday I am getting in the stadium.   I will have my lunch there, teams will find me,” said an excited Tabojosi.

Forty—five-year-old street Vendor, Galentlogele Tshola said: “I want to go there and do business. I have picked a ‘No’ on two occasions, but I will try my luck again”.

“It’s not a problem if I miss out I have my ticket ready and I want to see my heroes.  I want to see Ditsile (Lebogang). That boy plays good football.  He is my best player,” she said. Meanwhile, 26-year-old Portia Rasebopeng, a hawker selling Zebras regalia, said she has been experiencing good sales since Monday. “I have been selling here for over a month now, but since Monday I have had good sales. People are buying and T-shirts are the most sought-after items. I sell everything from wigs, bands, sunglasses, flags, chitenges and a lot more.

“On Saturday I won’t be selling.  It’s Zebras business and I will be watching the game. We are going to win 3-0,” she predicted.

source: Mmegi

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Magang to attend Women in Football Leadership Programme

Since the approval of the FIFA reforms by the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in February 2016, FIFA has placed great emphasis on bringing more women into football’s decision-making bodies, as evidenced by the increased presence of women on the FIFA Council, FIFA
Standing Committees, FIFA Management Board, as well as in the wider FIFA administration.

The success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 has further raised the awareness of women’s football and its unique qualities, both on and off the pitch, including the positive impact the game has on girls and women around the world.

Following these successes of women’s national teams, the Botswana Football Association is delighted to inform the media and public that FIFA has invited National Executive Committee members Mrs Tsoseletso Magang to the second edition of the Women in Football Leadership Programme. This workshop reinforces Botswana’s as well as FIFA’s commitment to increase women’s participation in senior decision-making positions within football.

Mrs Magang’s participation in the programme will prove to be of great importance to advance women’s football in Botswana. She will be provided with the opportunity to grow as a leader in football in a multicultural and international environment.

Good progress has been made in women’s in recent times but the Football Association believes there is still a long way to go and more efforts are required. Mrs Tsoseletso Magang will be heading to Switzerland to attend the 2019 Women in Leadership program from 18th-22ndNovember 2019

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