Following the dismal performances from other national sides, the national Under-20 side carries the nation’s hopes as preparations for this year’s COSAFA Under-20 championships begin.
The tournament runs from December 2 to December 15, 2018 in Zambia.
It has been a bad year for the national football sides with Zebras crashing out of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with a single point from five games.
They scored only two goals in the campaign. Following their bad performance, the country pinned its hopes on the national Under-23 side when they started the qualifiers for the 2019 Under-23 AFCON.
However despite boasting some of the BTC Premiership stars, the team dubbed the Dream Team failed to live up to their hype. The national Under-20 side are now the last hope to wrap the year on a high note.
The team reported for camp on Thursday
The full squad:
Goalkeepers: Thabo Motswagole (BDF XI), Lesang Senne (Lesirane), Maikano Tladinyane (Hungry Leopards)
Defenders: Alford Velaphi (Gaborone United), Pontsho Motshelanoka (Sharps Shooting Stars), Harvey Matema (Hungry Leopards), Lolo Mangope (Sharps Shooting Stars), Boikhutso Ndliziyo (Smorden FC), Kitso Mangolo (BDF XI)
Midfielders: Moabi Motlhaetsi (Hungry Leopards), Gape-Calvin Thibedi (Mogoditshane Fighters), Bose Ramontsho (TAFIC),Bakang Leshona (Centre Chiefs), Baokeditse Talani (Gunners), Kago Monyake (Township Rollers), Resaobaka Thatanyane, Theo Motsepe (Center Chiefs)
Strikers: Thabang Khuduga (Township Rollers), Vuyo Brine (Mankanku Gunners)