Botswana recall stalwart midfielder for Zimbabwe, Algeria

Botswana recall stalwart midfielder for Zimbabwe, Algeria
Ofentse Nato of Botswana ©Barry Aldworth/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Monday Nov 11, 2019. 18:00

Botswana coach Adel Amrouche has named his final squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Algeria.

Experienced midfielder Ofentse Nato makes a return to the national team frame, while the South African-based contingent of goalkeeper Ezekiel Morake, defenders Lesenya Ramoraka and Mosha Gaolaolwe, and midfielder Mogakolodi Ngele have all got the nod.

Malta-based striker Kabelo Seakanyeng is also in the mix, along with Mpho Kgaswane, who is now plying his trade in Azerbaijan.

The Zebras will face Zimbabwe at the National Sports Stadium on Friday in Harare, before a clash against African champions in Gaborone three days later.

Botswana squad:

Goalkeepers: Ezekiel Morake (TS Galaxy, South Africa), Lesenya Malapela (Orapa United), Kabelo Dambe (Township Rollers)

Defenders: Tshepo Maikano (Gaborone United), Lesenya Ramoraka (Highlands Park, South Africa), Onkarabile Ratanang (Township Rollers), Simisani Mathumo (Township Rollers), Mosha Gaolaolwe (TS Galaxy, South Africa), Thatayaone Ditlhokwe (Township Rollers), Kaelo Kgaswane (Security Systems), Mmoloki Kebalepile (Extension Gunners)

Midfielders: Ofentse Nato (Township Rollers), Mogakolodi Ngele (Black Leopards), Gape Gaogangwe (Orapa United), Mpho Kgaswane (Zira FC, Azerbaijan), Maano Ditshupo (Township Rollers), Thatayaone Ramatlapeng (Security Systems), Keeagile Kobe (BDF XI), Tlhalefo Molebatsi (Township Rollers), Lemponye Tshireletso (Township Rollers)

Strikers: Kenanao Kgetholetsile (Security Systems), Thatayaone Kgamanyane (Gaborone United), Tumisang Orebonye (Township Rollers), Kabelo Seakanyeng (Lija Athletic, Malta), Misani Thupa (Extension Gunners)

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