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Botswana thrash Lesotho

Botswana Senior National Women’s team thrashed Lesotho on Saturday afternoon as the two teams continue to prepare for the 2018 COSAFA Women’s Challenge that will take place 12-22 September in Port Elizabeth South Africa.

The Zebras ladies will take confidence from the victory that saw strikes from Balotlhanye Johannes (brace), Mokgabo THANDO and a brace from Lesego Radikakanyo who could have netted a ground but forced an.own goal on lesotho to stretch a convincing 5-0 win .

Zebras will play Lesotho again on Sunday 26th August 2018 at the Lekidi ground , with kick off set for 1100hrs. The group stages draw for the woman’s tournament is expected to take place on Wednesday 29th August    2018 in Johannesburg South Africa.



GABORONE, Botswana – Following the request by Senior National Team Coach, Adel Amrouche for leave of absence to attend to a personal matter, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) wishes to inform the public that he has been granted the leave with immediate effect.

Since the COSAFA tournament is the last competitive tournament for the Zebras in the immediate future, the BFA amicably resolved to release Amrouche. The affairs of the National team in preparation for the tournament, set to take place in Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa from 7-18 July 2021 shall be handed over to Letang Kgengwenyane.

“The BFA understands and supports Mr. Amrouche’s situation and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours,” said BFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Goabaone G. Taylor.

Amrouche took over as the Zebras head coach in August 2019 on a two-year deal. After weeks of engaging with the coach over his future, an agreement was reached not to extend his contract.

Adel Amrouche

“Amrouche has been Zebras head coach since August 2019, and his leadership during that time was important to our successful development and international exposure of our players,” added Taylor.

“We appreciate all that Amrouche has done to build a disciplined team. He has always had a thorough understanding of what it takes to be a successful team and has done his best to mentor his players accordingly,” concluded Taylor.

Amrouche has since expressed gratitude towards the BFA for the opportunity.
“I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity to lead the Zebras over the last two years. I leave having picked up quite a number of valuable lessons that will be necessary in the journey ahead. I wish the Zebras success in future competitions,” Amrouche said in statement recently.

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