Botswana: Senior Women Ready for Clash

Gaborone — The senior women national football team resumed camp on August 19 in preparation for an Olympic qualifier against Banyana Banyana of South Africa in Gaborone on August 30.

The team arrived on August 16 from Slovakia where it was in a two-week intensive training camp.

Botswana Football Association (BFA) spokesperson, Tumo Mpatane, said in an interview that the team was given two days break.

He said they would also organise friendly games with local teams to keep the team in good shape.

"The technical director, Serame Letsoaka, will also be available to work very closely with the senior technical team in terms of trying to produce best results," he said.

Furthermore, Mpatane said the team would face South Africa with the intention to win.

"We also want to establish as to where we are now after the intensive training, but then again I wish Batswana could come to the game in large numbers to motivate the players. Time is now for us to prove our worth," he said.

While in Slovakia, the team played three friendly games, which it all won, something that some commentators said would motivate the team.

Their first game was against Partizán Bardejov and won 1-0 courtesy of Bame Ngenda.

In their second game, they beat FK Propad 2-0 through goals from Lesego Radiakanyo and Refilwe Tholakelo.

Botswana won the third game against FC Tatran Prešov10-0.

<i>Source : BOPA</i>

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