No progress in Wilson’s citizenship push

Kick-start: The BFA is waiting for Wilson to submit some documents. PIC: BFA
Kick-start: The BFA is waiting for Wilson to submit some documents. PIC: BFA

Midfielder, Brandon Wilson’s availability for the Zebras’ next round of World Cup qualifiers in June hangs in the balance as there has been no progress in the push to change his citizenship status.

Wilson was born in Gaborone but is now an Australian citizen and therefore ineligible to play for Botswana.

In November, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) started a process to help the player obtain Botswana citizenship, which would enable him to make his Zebras debut. Wilson was flown into the country for the back-to-back World Cup qualifiers against Mozambique and Guinea in November. But he did not feature as his citizenship status was the stumbling block.

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