Mares handed a tricky draw

The Mares will face South Africa, Burundi and Nigeria at the Africa Women's Cup of Nations PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
The Mares will face South Africa, Burundi and Nigeria at the Africa Women's Cup of Nations PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The senior national women’s team, The Mares, have been drawn against continental heavyweights, Nigeria and South Africa for the upcoming Africa Women’s Cup of Nations scheduled to take place in Morocco next in July.

The draw, which took place on Friday night, slotted The Mares in Group C, which also includes Burundi. The team led by head coach, Gaoletlhoo Nkutlwisang will be making its debut in the continental showpiece after making history in the qualifiers. They will kick-start their campaign against Burundi on July 4 before they take on Nigeria three days later.

They will then wrap up their group matches with an encounter against regional neighbours and rivals, South Africa on July 10. The team has already started preparations for the tournament with friendly encounters against Zambia. Head coach, Nkutlwisang has assembled a team of 30 players for the two friendly matches against Zambia.

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