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Botswana touring Slovakia ahead of Banyana clash

10:29 PM GMT+4 06/08/2019
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Gaolethoo Nkutwisang's side are gearing up for this month's continental meeting with South Africa

Botswana are currently in Slovakia as they continue their preparations to face South Africa in a 2020 African Women's Olympic qualifier later this month.

In April, the Zebras defeated Namibia 3-2 on aggregate to set-up a second-round clash with Banyana Banyana, between August 26 to September 3.

In a build-up to the showdown, coach Gaolethoo Nkutwisang leads a 23-player squad on a two-week tour of Slovakia, where they will play two friendlies.

They will face Slovak women's top-flight side Partizan Bardejov on August 7 and will take on another side four days later.

Meanwhile, the Botswana B team progressed to the Cosafa Women's Cup semi-final for the first time after a 1-1 draw with Zambia on Tuesday.

They advanced as the only second best-placed team overall thanks to seven points accrued from three games, after wins over Namibia and Mauritius.

In the semi-final, they will have a rematch with Zambia on Thursday in a bid to reach their first-ever final at the Cosafa Cup in Port Elizabeth.

 

BOTSWANA SQUAD IN SLOVAKIA

Goalkeepers: Maitumelo Bosija, Tlamelo Pheresi, Refiloe Tshambami

Defenders: Kesegoretse Mochawe, Veronicah Mogotsi, Boitumelo Gammu, Masego Montsho, Nancy Baeletsi, Popego Simon, Bonang Otlhagile

Midfielders: Leano Busang, Balothanyi Johanness, Lesego Keleboge, Golebaone Selebatso, Thuso Lesaane, Goitsemang Tlamma

Strikers: Refilwe Tholakele, Masego Nfandisso, Nondi Mahlasela, Lesego Radiakanyo, Kesego Mathatsa, Thuto Ramafifi, Bame Ngenda