Botswana's Diamond Zebras continue preparations

Botswana's Diamond Zebras continue preparations
Itumeleng Duicker

Monday Jul 09, 2018. 14:00

Botswana national under-17 side are busy preparing for the upcoming 2018 U17 COSAFA Championships.

Itumeleng Duicker's side played to a 1-1 draw against their counterparts from Eswatini (Swaziland) at the Lekidi Football Centre in Gaborone on Saturday.

Nicknamed Diamond Zebras, Botswana had to come from behind to get the draw after conceding from a set peace in the first-half of a tightly contested affair.

A second-half goal from a well taken set-piece from Gabriel Vaneel levelled the scores.

The two teams will take a lot of from the game after missing several chances which could have been easily been converted.

Botswana and Swaziland were using the game as preparation for this year's U17 COSAFA Championships.

The tournament will played in Mauritius from July 19-29 and has added significance this year as it is a qualifier for the 2019 African Under-17 Championships in Tanzania.

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