Township Rollers star Mogorosi omitted from Botswana squad

Township Rollers star Mogorosi omitted from Botswana squad
Mogakolodi Ngele of Bidvest Wits challenged by Bandile Shandu of Maritzburg United during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Maritzburg United and Bidvest Wits at Harry Gwala Stadium, Pietermaritzburg South Africa on 20 December 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday May 29, 2017. 14:30

England-based Renei Batlokwa has been named in the Zebras squad that was announced by the Botswana Football Association (BFA).

The Zebras will face DR Congo in an international friendly match in Morocco on Sunday, 4 June 2017, before hosting Mauritania in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier six days later.

The squad includes Batlokwa who is currently plying his trade in the United Kingdom (U.K) for Southend United, while Township Rollers forward Joel Mogorosi was left out.

Long serving Zebras defender Boitumelo Mafoko, who has announced his retirement from competitive football, is not part of Peter Butler's squad.

English tactician Butler remains in charge of the Botswana senior national team and he's expected to sign a new long-term contract with the BFA.

The full squad:

GOALKEEPERS

Kabelo Dambe, Mwampule Masole (both Township Rollers), Michael James (Black Forest)

DEFENDERS

Bogosi Kaekwe, Mosha Gaolaolwe (both Township Rollers), Moreetsi Mosimanyana (Jwaneng Galaxy), Thato Kebue (Mochudi Centre Chiefs), Mothusi Johnson (Tafic), Ofentse Nato (Athletico de Kolkata), Onkabetse Seforo (BDF XI)

MIDFIELDERS

Kabelo Seakanyeng (Gaborone United), Lebogang Ditsele (Highlands Park, SA), Lemogang Maswena (Orapa United), Lesego Galenamotlhale (Mochudi Centre Chiefs), Lemponye Tshireletso (Township Rollers), Mogakolodi Ngele (BidVest Wits, SA), Mpho Kgaswane (Baroka FC, SA), Richard Legwaila (BDF XI), Tapiwa Gadibolae (Police XI), Thatayaone Kgamanyane (Black Forest), Thero Setsile (Jwaneng Galaxy)

STRIKERS

Omaatla Kebatho (Orapa United), Tumisang Orebonye (Gaborone United), Thabang Sesenyi (Jwaneng Galaxy), Onkabetse Makgantai (AS Vita, DRC), Renei Batlokwa (Southend United, UK)




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