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FA Cup returns

Botswana Football Association and Orange Botswana will on Wednesday 23rd January, make a first round draw of the Orange FA cup.

The FA cup makes a return to football circles after a 6-year absence due to the lack of a sponsor for the exciting Football Association competition. The competition will see regional champions, first division and premier league teams battle it out for the championship.

The 2018/19 Orange FA cup will feature 48 teams. That is:

a) 16 Premier League Teams;
b) 16 First Division teams (Top 8 from First Division north and south respectively)
c) 16 teams from the region (regional champions)

This will be based on season 2017/18 league standings.

Tomorrow’s draw will see first division teams & regional champions pitted against each other.

The 48 teams that will compete in this edition of the FA Cup.

1. WHITE DIAMONDS
2. KAZUNGULA FIGHTERS
3. ELEVEN ANGELS
4. MAUN UNITED TERRORS
5. BLUE STARS SC
6. MOTAUNG YOUNG FIGHTERS FC
7. SAND DIAMONDS FC
8. KING RODGERS SC
9. HOLY GHOST
10. ATLANTA CHIEFS
11. DIGODI
12. JWANENG FIGHTERS
13. TSA BOTLHE FC
14. SANTA GREEN
15. PEACE MAKERS
16. PALAPYE ALL STARS
17. BR HIGHLANDERS FC
18. SUA FLAMENGO FC
19. MOTLAKASE POWER DYNAMOS
20. MORUPULE WANDERERS FC
21. GREEN LOVERS FC
22. NICO UNITED FC
23. CALENDAR STARS FC
24. GREAT NORTH TIGERR FC
25. NOTWANE FC
26. PRISONS XI SC
27. MOGODITSHANE FIGHTERS
28. BROADHURST UNITED FC
29. BLACK PERIL FC
30. BLACK RANGERS FC
31. RED SPARKS FC
32. MOCHUDI ROVERS FC

Premier League teams

33. TOWNSHIP ROLLERS FC
34. JWANENG GALAXY FC
35. ORAPA UNITED FC
36. MISCELLANEOUS SC
37. GABORONE UNITED SC
38. BDF XI
39. SHARPS SHOOTING STARS
40. BLACK FOREST FC
41. GILPORT LIONS
42. FLAMENGO SANTOS
43. TAFIC FC
44. POLICE XI
45. MOCHUDI CENTRE CHIEFS FC
46. SECURITY SYSTEMS
47. SANKOYO BUSH BUCKS
48. EXTENSION GUNNERS

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Preparations going accordingly

Zebras assistant coach Keitumetse Paul says Batswana should not be bothered by Zambia and support their team at this point in time. Paul said the technical team had to strategize on how they will get the team in the shape that is needed ahead of the AFCON qualifier.

Paul, who is also the national under 20 head coach, said he was currently taking charge of the Zebras in the absence of head-coach Adel Amrouche. Amrouche is set to return from Belgium this Friday. Paul highlighted that the head-coach is very much in charge of the team as he gives direction on training session, and is consulted on daily progress.

Paul highlighted the importance of supporting the Zebras. He said the Zebras have the heart and they are fearless as they continue to prepare for Novembers international games.

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