Zebras leave for Eritrea


The Zebras left for Eritrea yesterday looking to emerge unscathed in the first leg of preliminary round of the 2018 World Cup qualifier. The Zebras are fresh from a 3-2 loss to Ethiopia.

The Zebras play Ethiopia on Saturday with the return leg in Francistown next week Tuesday.

The Zebras won their last competitive fixture against Burkina Faso by a solitary goal in a 2017 Africa Cup on Nations (AFCON) qualifier. The Zebras, who are ranked 121st in the FIFA rankings, will look for a positive start to what is expected to be a gruelling campaign. This would be the first meeting between the Zebras and the East Africans.  Zebras coach, Peter Butler gave a number of fringe players the chance to prove themselves in the Ethiopian game, which was used as a preparatory game for the Eritrea fixture. They include Police XI anchorman, Joseph Joseph, the league top goal scorer Moatlhodi Ralesotla of Green Lovers and Miscellaneous’ Keolopile Moremi.

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