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Botswana and South Africa to contest Region 5 Games final

Botswana and South Africa will contest the AUSC Region 5 Games Women’s Under-20 competition trophy after they won through to Saturday’s final with two hard-fought victories in the semifinals on Thursday.

Host Botswana will hope to keep the trophy in the country after a tense 1-0 victory over Namibia, much to the delight of the home crowd.

The only goal of the game was scored in the 32ndminute by Esalenna Galekhutle, with Botswana able to keep their opponents at bay for the remainder of the game, though not without a number of alarms.

Home goalkeeper Bame Mokime had to pull off a string of excellent saves in what was a fine performance from her.

Defending champions South Africa sealed their place in the final with what proved a comfortable 2-0 victory over Zimbabwe at the University of Botswana Stadium.

Lelona Daweti scored both goals for the victors, the first late in the opening period and the second with 20 minutes to play.

South Africa played with a pragmatic approach, allowing Zimbabwe to commit themselves forward and then hitting them with quick transition play that was difficult for their opponents to handle.

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BFA & FIFA to hold Women’s Football Strategy Workshop

The Botswana Football Association and the FIFA Women’s Football Department is set to hold a Women’s Football Strategy Workshop on the 15th and 16th February 2019 at the Lekidi Football Centre.

The strategic meeting will be key towards moving woman’s forward as it will develop a strategy and a structure that will allow full activation of our woman’s game. We believe this meeting will be important in ensuring that all regions are aligned with one common strategy and goal for the woman’s game.

Botswana is fortunate to be one of the first countries that FIFA will assist with developing a tailor-made solution to woman’s Football since FIFA reviewed its position and strategy for woman’s game.

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