Strong U-21 netball team face SA, Malawi test

A strong Under-21 netball team leaves for Pretoria tomorrow for a Tri-Nations tournament involving Botswana, Malawi and South Africa.

The Botswana side is attending the four-day tournament at the invitation of South Africans who are preparing for the 2013 World Youth Championships.The 16 person squad has some fine players in the likes of Notwane shooter Tumisang Bagidi, BDF Cats's duo of defender Ntebogang Motlakaloso and shooter Hildah Binang and Jungle Queens' defender Gosego Tsele, who also plays for the senior team. It has been in camp since May 7.

Coach Oreeditse Marakakgoro said such tournaments help them expose Batswana players to the international stage. She said while they would be looking forward to winning the tournament, they would also be hoping to learn critical lessons.

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