BOTSWANA GOING TO THE AFRICA NATIONS CUP IN MY LIFETIME!!!!!!26TH MARCH 2011
Yes I am back!!!! Have not been well for a while but no sweat I am back as History beckons for the tiny landlocked country the size of Texas and France with less than 2 million people (no I didn’t come up with that, Wikipedia did)
The 26th of March 2011 is set to be the day all Batswana will never forget!!! The undefeated Zebras face Chad a demoralized team at the bottom of the log a good (or is that bad) 12 points behind Zebras…… Unusually for the Botswana football Association, they have sent scouts to Chad to check the lay of the land. This follows media pressure that nothing be left to chance and insistence that an advance team be sent to ensure our team doesn’t come up with cases of food poisoning as we saw in Malawi…so we will be camping in Ethiopia to avoid funny off field tactics that a lot of teams in Africa employ when facing the southern African opposition (I have a hard time believing that Malawi had a hand in the food poisoning thing but you never know) any way I digress.
The team will be without inform midfield maestro Dirang Moloi but that is hardly a problem given that Zebras coach Stan Tshosane uses him as a substitute most of the time. We should not miss him too much though I would rest better knowing he was with the team… pacey and inform winger cum striker Sekhana Koko is also absent because of work commitments so Chadian Gods are with them.
Despite the absence of these players Botswana should be in a position to continue with their winning streak. It will not be easy. Sure we beat Chad when they came to Gaborone but they matched us and at time outplayed us. We have improved since. The performance against Tunisia showed strength and steel I would never have associated with our national team there were signs of solid team work. Like this year’s Manchester United, Zebras has played badly yet somehow ground out results that mattered. Playing against Sweden recently Botswana matched the European side for power pace and skill though we were caught wanting technically…this by the way was a team short of our South African players……we should shrug Chad aside and make history with the 40 degree conditions in Chad influence the game I believe it will but there should be enough on the bench to see off Chad.
Malawi face Togo in a game they must win to stay in site if qualification. I really do hope and pray they qualify it will be good for Southern African football. They have a hard run in though….Togo and Tunisia as well as the group leaders so I do feel that they need a win over Togo cause they are going to lose in Botswana and drop points against Tunisia. So we will see how it ends up but which ever way ZEBRAS ARE GOING TO THE NATIONS CUP AND IT HAPPENED IN MY LIFETIME!!!!!!
well said my brother…wi ar al behind the almighty Zebras…and i wish Malawi could win their games against Togo and Tunisia 2 b the socond…tht wil make me hapi coz we hav 2 hav more southrn african teams there…coz those northern teams ar down rating us.i wish mzansi could do well on the other hand…tht wil be beautiful to watch on us southrn african pplz. elzzz sha shapa zebrie…a moretlwa o lele….basimane ba kgwathe…
Well said indeed! feel it, the stripes will be very bright and seen from the distance.. go ya go jewa batho ko Chad! i am 110% behind our boys, so proud of them thy have come a long way! feel it Gabon/ quinea i will be there cum wat may.. filled in a leave already! shapa basimane shapa!
“Sure we beat Chad when they came to Gaborone but they matched us and at time outplayed us. We have improved since”
16 March 2011: Botswana 1:1 Namibia (Friendly match)
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If I was Sscouser I would be trying to deal with the Adebayor headache and let the unbeaten Zebra’s bask in their glory!
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Congratulations Zebras! Gotta hand it to you, you’ve been the story of qualifying so far and I’m very impressed. Well done, hope we can catch up and qualify with you too
@Rami.. thanks so much!!!!!
Rami your gods will answer you.thnx so much you have a good heart!!
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