MATCH CENTRE

TUE 16 OCTOBER 2018, 19:00, GABORONE

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Stubborn Botswana hold Burkina Faso to draw

by Staff Reporter

Tue October 16, 21:13

Burkina Faso were held to a 0-0 draw by Botswana in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification Group I match on Tuesday.

The game was played at the Francistown Sports Complex in the second city of Botswana, Francistown.

The Zebras were seeking redemption against Stallions, who had defeated them 3-0 in a match which was played in Ouagadougou over the weekend.

The hosts were solid at the back in the opening stages of the encounter with South Africa-based striker Onkabetse Makgantai leading their attack.

The Stallions suffered a blow when Banou Diawara went down injured and he was replaced by Bayala Barros.

Botswana were able to contain Burkina Faso, who had dominated possession in the first-half.

The score was 0-0 at the interval between Botswana and Burkina Faso.

The visitors continued their dominance after the restart with France-based striker Bertrand Traore working hard upfront.

Traore forced Botswana goalkeeper Kabelo Dambe into two good saves as the Stallions looked to break the deadlock.

The Zebras defence which was led Simisani Mathumo then stood firm in the closing stages of the encounter.

Ultimately, the match ended in a 0-0 draw with Botswana and Burkina Faso sharing the spoils.

The draw saw the Zebras and Stallions remain fourth, and second respectively on the group standings.

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Burkina Faso (0) 0

Botswana XI: Dambe, Maikano, Setsile, Seforo, Mathumo, Sosome, Seakanyeng, Gaolaolwe, Makgantai, Ngele, Kgaswane.

Burkina Faso XI: Hervé Koffi, Kaboré, Yago, Malo, Dayo, Coulibaly, Blati Touré, Razack Traoré, Bertrand Traoré, Diawara, Ouattara.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
BOTSWANA BURKINA FASO
Goalkeeper
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Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
0
Defender
4
Defender
0
Defender
3
Defender
0
Defender
14
Defender
5
Defender
0
13
Defender
0
Defender
2
20
Defender
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
15
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
9
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
21
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
11
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
17
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
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