18 April 2018 12:32
Botswana is upbeat about their chances as they face Namibia in the second leg of the First Round on Sunday away in Windhoek.
Prior to the team’s departure, captain Resaobaka Thatanyane at a press conference said “as players we want to qualify for the Total U-20 AFCON and we will fight to ensure it”.
Thatanyane added that they picked important lessons from the first leg game where they drew 0-0.
“We are going to attack as a team and defend as a team. The team can't only rely on me as a striker alone.”
On his part, head coach Dragojlo Stanojlovic has expressed satisfaction with the progress of the boys since the first leg.
“My players are very good and disciplined. At every training session they have been giving maximum effort.Now this team is far better than a month ago. The players now have game time,” said Stanojlovic.
He went further to say that they are going to Namibia with one aim: "to win the game. But we don't mind a draw more especially the one with goals”.
The Serbian said he is mindful of the fact that Namibia is a “very strong and tactical team. There is only one solution to that and that is to play an attacking game”.
The winner over the two legs will qualify to the penultimate round of the qualifiers, which will give birth to seven teams to join host Niger for the final tournament scheduled for 2-17 February 2019.
Saturday, 21 April 2018
Morocco vs Mauritania (0-2)
Sierra Leone vs Guinea Bissau ((0-1)
Tunisia vs Algeria (1-3)
Rwanda vs Kenya (1-1)
Burundi vs Ethiopia (2-0)
South Sudan vs Uganda (1-5)
Mozambique vs Seychelles (0-0)
Sunday, 22 April 2018
Togo vs Gabon (0-4)
DR Congo vs Tanzania (0-0)
Swaziland vs Malawi (0-0)
Namibia vs Botswana (0-0)