We will beat Mauritania, boasts Botswana coach Butler

We will beat Mauritania, boasts Botswana coach Butler
Peter James Butler

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Jun 06, 2017. 16:00

Botswana head coach Peter Butler says he's not worried despite his side's defeat to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday.

The Leopards of DRC defeated the Zebras 2-0 in a practice match which was played in the capital city of Morocco, Rabat.

The score was 0-0 during the half-time break, but the Leopards scored twice in the second-half to secure a 2-0 victory in North Africa.

"Today our defence made senseless mistakes, this should not happen," Butler told Botswana Football Association (BFA)'s official website.

"I am proud of the game plan and how the boys pressed. I am not worried because our team will be stronger on Saturday.

"This was an excellent camping trip, now we can go home to go all out for the 3 points."

The Zebras will now lock horns with Mauritania in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Botswana's capital city, Gaborone on Saturday.

While the Leopards are scheduled to host Congo-Brazzaville in another 2019 AFCON qualifier in the capital city of DRC, Kinshasa on Saturday.



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