David Bright, coach of Botswana during the 2018 COSAFA match between Malawi and Botswana at Seshego Stadium, Polokwane on 30 May 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Sunday Jun 03, 2018. 13:00
Botswana national team coach Major David Bright expects a tough clash against Zimbabwe in the quarter-finals of the COSAFA Cup on Sunday.
The Zebras manager was speaking ahead of their 2018 COSAFA Cup Last Eight clash against the defending champions at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Bright said although facing the Warriors poses a challenge, he banks on his men to rise to the occasion.
Botswana qualified for the quarter-finals after a 6-0 victory over Mauritius on Friday which secured their top spot in Group B.
Bright added that they embarrassed Zimbabwe in their last meeting when the Zebras defeated the Warriors 1-0 during Zimbabwe’s Independence Day celebrations in April and surely they will be coming for revenge.
“I am very positive that the boys will rise to the occasion and secure a place in the semi-finals,” Bright said to the COSAFA website.
On the other hand, winger Kabelo Seakanyeng said it’s a motivation to face big name players and they will go all out to give their best and prove their worth.
“I know it is not going to be easy but we will fight, I am going to double my efforts and continue to help their team and use the opportunity to market myself as it’s my dream to play outside Botswana,” Seakanyeng added.
The winner between Botswana and Zimbabwe will meet Lesotho in the semi-finals after they defeated Swaziland 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.