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Zebras Camp – Kgamanyane out Gadibolae in

Senior National team coach Mogomotsi Mpote has called up utility player Tapiwa “Navara” Gadibolae to replace  Thatayaone Kgamanyane who is heading to Dubai for football trials.

Mpote highlighted that Kgamanyane will be missed but the arrival of Gadibolae will increase the depth and experience in the middle of the park as well as at the back.

Gadibolae who has had a good season with PoliceXI believe he is ready and hungry to win every game he plays. The Police XI vice-captain trained with his Zebras teammates this morning. He expressed his delight with the call up and says every chance to play for the country is an honor to him.

Gadibolae last played for the Zebras away in Zimbabwe as the Zebras won the Zimbabwe independence cup in Harare.

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Diamond Zebras & Young Zebras to play friendly matches

Botswana Junior National Teams under-17 (Diamond Zebras) and the under-20 (Young Zebras) will this weekend of 23rd – 25th August 2019 report to camp. The two teams will play friendly matches against Eswatini U17 & U20 boys on the 24th and 25th August 2019.

The games will be used to give the two teams international match practice. For his part, Diamond Zebras coach Tebogo Mokute says his charges will benefit greatly from the games as they have worked on different approaches and tactics in recent months and he is positive the team understands his vision.

Mokute will lead the Diamond Zebras to the 2019 COSAFA championships to be staged in Malawi from the 25th September to the 5th October 2019. The under-20 team under the tutelage of Raizor Tsatsilebe will find the games important as they have also started preparations for the 2019 COSAFA championship scheduled for December 2019 in Zambia.

Eswatini is expected to arrive in Botswana on Friday evening with games set to be played at Lekidi grounds. On Saturday 1600hrs and 0900hrs kick off on Sunday morning before the boys from the Kingdom of Eswatini return home.

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