Early exit gives Zebras unwanted light schedule

The Zebras early exit will leave Amrouche's team with a lighter schedule. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
The Zebras early exit will leave Amrouche's team with a lighter schedule. PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

The Zebras failed to clear the first 2022 World Cup hurdle as they fell 1-0 to Malawi this week. The loss means the Zebras only have the Africa Cup of Nations fixtures to contend with between now and the next COSAFA Cup, scheduled for the winter of 2020.

Botswana was booted out of the African Nations Championships (CHAN) by Zambia last month. The Zebras will play back-to-back matches against Algeria and Zimbabwe in November, and then have a lengthy break, until next year October to return to AFCON action.

With a tough AFCON group, the Zebras new coach, Adel Amrouche’s other focus is the COSAFA Cup, which he has been told to win.

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