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Botswana Football Association President Maclean Letshwiti say the opportunity to host the 2027 African Cup of Nations will open an avenue of opportunities for the economy and the people of Botswana and Namibia.
Speaking at the Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Governments of Botswana and Namibia the BFA boss said โ€œshould we become successful in this bid, the legacy that will be inherited by the two nations will be unprecedented. Our two countries will be gifted an automatic opportunity to compete at the highest level in football and against the very best in Africa. The legacy of infrastructure development, information technology, sports science and medicine, tourism, economic and social cohesion, job creation, science and technology will be palpable, and indelible.โ€™โ€™
The BFA president who also serves on the CAF Executive Committee and is also Head of CAF Competitions Committee went on to highlight that Although he will have first-hand information on expectations of CAF as far as AFCON and other competitions run by CAF are concerned, his influence on the outcome of the AFCON 2027 Bid will be very limited.
Letshwiti called on the two countries need to work extremely hard to win the bid and that the BONA2027 bid must convincing and very robust but also very thorough in the process.



Zebras interim head coach Mogomotsi Mpote named his final 23 man squad for the 2022 COSAFA championship. The tournament is expected to kick start from the 5th July to the 17th of July 2022 at Durban, South Africa.

Mpote has named a squad with an average age of 22 years, the gaffer has highlighted that the main aim for him and his charges will be to qualify from the group to give themselves a chance to fight for the championship . Mpote who was a 2019 silver medalist with the Zebras has named Thato Kebue and Lebogang Ditsile as Co-Captains for the team.

The Zebras will head to South Africa on Saturday the 2nd of July for the tournament. Botswana is in Group A with Angola, Comoros and Seychelles and will kick start their opening match against the Ireland nation Seychelles on the 5th July.

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