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This yearโ€™s much-anticipated 2022 COSAFA Cup has dished up an exciting draw for phase 1. Group A features Angola, Botswana, Comoros and Seychelles. Group B features Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius and Eswatini.

In an interview, with Botswana Senior men national team โ€˜โ€™The Zebrasโ€™โ€™ Head Coach Teenage Mpote brought to light that this arose at a good time as this will be a competitive draw for the team as will act as preparations for the upcoming Total Energies AFCON 2023 qualifiers games.

Mpote further added that even though we have been drawn in a pool with tough teams to play with, this is not at all putting us under any pressure as we have once went to the COSAFA games finals and understand what we will need to do to succeed in the tournament .

The caretaker coach is expected to assemble a team for the tournament towards the end of June in preparation for the regional tournament .



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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