Da Rosa hails Malete

Didier Gomes Da Rosa says he is more than ready for the task to take the Zebras to the 2025 AFCON PIC.PHATSIMO KAPENG
Didier Gomes Da Rosa says he is more than ready for the task to take the Zebras to the 2025 AFCON PIC.PHATSIMO KAPENG

Zebras head coach, Didier Gomes Da Rosa has hailed the work of the Mares coach, Alex Malete and identified him as the right gaffer for the job.

Through an interview with Botswana Football Association where he was providing an update on the national teams, Da Rosa stated that working with Malete has been an exhilarating journey. “I work very, very well with coach Alex. He is with us and he came as an observer for the match against Somalia in Mozambique where he got a lot of very useful information,” Da Rosa said. The Zebras gaffer added: “We are very close, me and him, and we now have a camp coming up at the beginning of July for the Mares,” he said. As the Mares continue to prepare for their second stint at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON), Da Rosa revealed plans for the team and pointed out that they will organise friendly matches with more competitive sides.

“We have a camp at the beginning of July for the Mares with two friendly matches. A camp away to play two high level friendly matches because we will play in the next six months at WAFCON, so we have to be ready,” Da Rosa revealed. Da Rosa further highlighted that the intensity of the next camp is to ensure that when the Mares reach Morocco, they apply themselves and reach at least the quarter finals. “The team is progressing but we have to correct some things. It is very important because the target will be high, which is to play the quarter final of the next WAFCON at the least. I think the team is able to do that,” he said.

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