Botswana's Gabonamong to miss South Africa qualifier

The Zebras will have to do their best against Bafana Bafana without one of their best players, as the SuperSport United player is unavailable
Botswana have suffered a major blow ahead of the 2014 World Cup qualifier against South Africa in Gaborone after Mogogi Gabonamong withdrew from the team.

Gabonamong, a long-time servant of The Zebras, cited family problems as the reason behind his decision to opt out of the match.

The SuperSport United midfielder has since written a letter to the Botswana Football Association explaining his decision.

“We have agreed that I will not be available for the game because I have to attend to family problems,” he told BBC Sport.

There have been reports in Botswana suggesting that the former Santos midfielder’s decision to turn down the call-up was down to a money dispute involving the players and association since the country, but Gabonamong would not elaborate.

“I don't want to talk about other issues. I will be there for future games, definitely,” he added.