The national soccer team - the Zebras – are currently in South Africa where they will participate in the on-going COSAFA cup. The team arrived in South Africa on Monday and have entered the last stage of preparing for their clash against Bafana Bafana.
Coach Peter Butler’s charges play hosts in Rustenburg on Sunday. The winner will qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament.
Reports reaching this publication are that all the players have joined the team except of Mogakolodi Ngele, who is expected to join very soon. The coach has also made a little additional change to the original squad by calling Orapa United’s marksman Hedrick Moyo to help Omaatla Kebatho poach for the goals.
His inclusion in the squad saw Onkabetse Makgantai losing out. The young striker will now be with the national U-23 team which is also in camp for the CAF U-23 Championships. Other last minute inclusion to Butler’s team is defender Lopang Masige, who replaced another U-23 player Kaone Van Der Westhuizen.
The coach also seems to be building for more strength at the top as he brought in another striker Thabiso Mabachi, making the number of strikers in the team three.
There are hopes that The Zebras could emerge victorious against the rivals since Mashaba has called in less unknown faces into the team. This may be Butler’s time to proof his tactical abilities to lead the guys to victory. However, it will still take a lot from the team to beat the hosts looking at Mashaba’s own tactical soundness.
The game between the two promises fireworks as either of them will not be looking to lose.