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All systems go for the Botswana vs Banyana Banyana

It’s all systems go for Tuesday’s (today) friendly international match clash between Botswana women’s senior national team and South Africa’s Banyana Banyana at Wits stadium in Johannesburg at 1500hrs. In a virtual pre-match meeting on Monday evening, match commissioner, Jacqueline Gertse said it is extremely important to follow all protocols and urged all the teams to exercise caution at all times whilst observing strict adherence to COVID-19 best practices.
“It’s important that the teams leave their hotels to the stadium on time to avoid traffic inconveniences or any other unforeseen delays. I would also like to caution you that we are still in and reeling from the remnants of the COVID-19 pandemic, so we should always maintain the wearing of masks at all times,” said Gertse.

Coach Gaolethoo Nkutlwisang

For their part, doctors from both the teams recommended that there must be water breaks in between the game as the match is being played under hot temperatures, simply because players are participating in their first games of the year.
Meanwhile, the Botswana Head of Delegation (HOD), Lobito Ncube said the trip to South Africa has been good thus far, adding that, all that is left is for her players to apply themselves and give out their best.
“The team has now settled and is ready for action. From the technical team, they are all happy with the pitch, even though they said it’s small, however, it’s the perimeters they are aware of, we are ready to give a competitive match and use the friendly as is needed for. We are preparing for the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers, so we need a really good account of ourselves,” said Ncube.

Goalkeepers at training

This is the first game of the year for the Botswana ladies while their counterparts are playing their second after their recent win against Tokyo Olympics-bound, Zambia over the weekend. On the pitch, South Africa’s Banyana Banyana will wear all yellow while the visiting Botswana team will wear blue shirts, black shorts and black socks.
The game will be televised (LIVE) on South African Broadcasting Corporation Channel 1 (SABC1) and will start at 3pm.



The CAF Pan-African Schools Football Championship is an intercontinental schools soccer tournament for both boys and girls focusing on youth participation in the growth and development to shape future leaders.
This year’s CAF PAN AFRICAN SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 1st edition-season 2022/23 commence today (August 5th to the 7th August 2022)
Its objective is to promote and develop the educational, cultural, and humanitarian aspects of organized football in Africa by implementing youth programmes.
The competition is open to young students (girls and boys) aged 13 to 15 years, regularly attending school that has signed with the BFA and whose schools have been selected according to criteria set by CAF.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐬:
𝐌𝐚𝐨𝐤𝐚 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐏𝐞𝐤𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐌𝐦𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐮𝐥𝐚 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐍𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐙𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐞 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐒𝐞𝐤𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐞 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐚 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐁𝐨𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐨 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐨 𝐉𝐒𝐒
Selected teams are part of the entire edition of the Pan-African School Football Championship, organized during the 2022/2023 season and will take place in three phases:
I. The National Phase from March to July 2022
II. The Zonal Phase from September to December 2022
III. The Continental Phase from March to July 2023
The games will be played at the Lekidi Football Centre grounds from 0800 to 1700 hours.

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