Tuesday May 29, 2018. 14:56
Botswana will chase a second successive victory at the 2018 Cosafa Cup when they tackle Malawi in a Group B clash at Seshego Stadium on Wednesday, 30 May, kick-off at 19h30 CAT.
Botswana opened their campaign with a 2-1 victory over Angola at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Monday evening. Onkabetse Makgantai and Kabelo Seakanyeng netted the goals for the Zebras, who top the pool on three points.
“It was a tough game, but I am happy our plan worked very well since we did a very good management of the game,” Botswana manager David Bright said.
“In the first half our plan was to score two quick goals which we managed to achieve.
“In the second half we thought we could get one or two goals but my boys missed a lot of chances.”
Malawi, meanwhile, suffered a surprise 1-0 loss to Mauritius on the same day. Damien Balisson scored the only goal for the Islanders and left the Flames rooted to the bottom of the log.
They will need a strong showing in this match and their final pool clash against Angola to have any chance of advancing into the quarterfinals of the cup competition, where the Group B winners face Zimbabwe on Sunday.
In head-to-head statistics, Botswana and Malawi have met in 16 previous matches according to FIFA’s database. The Flames have claimed six wins compared to four for the Zebras. The teams last met in a friendly in March 2013 which was won 1-0 by Botswana.
The other Group B match on Wednesday sees Angola take on Mauritius at the same venue, with kick-off at 17h00 CAT.