Fans want Mares name change

Fans want a better nickname for the women's side. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Fans want a better nickname for the women's side. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) will have to come up with another nickname for the women’s national soccer team, as fans have expressed their disapproval of 'Mares'.

Last year September, the BFA had indicated the national team would be called the ‘She Zebras’, but there was an overwhelming dislike for the name.

Mares, was then adopted, but it has not found much favour from the fans.

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