The mood is said to be high in the Zebras camp ahead of the Saturday game. The Zebras will host Mauritania in the first round of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers at the Francistown stadium. The local team will be looking to collect maximum points in the opening game of the qualifiers. The games will be played in two legged format. Botswana is in Group I with Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Angola. The team’s welfare manager Sakaeyo Jane said the mood in the camp is high with players ready to do the job. Jane said even technically the players are in good shape. “The players are in a good shape and morale is high in the camp. They are all ready to take on the visitors,” he said. The team has already arrived in Francistown after a week long training camp in Morocco. Jane said they had a very fruitful stay in Morocco where they were given all the support they needed. Despite a 2-0 loss to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a friendly match Jane said the team is promising to do well against Mauritania. “Despite a few mistakes here and there, one could see that we have a strong team,” said Jane. Batswana are expected to fill up the Francistown stadium in support for the team. Botswana Football Association (BFA) officials have urged Batswana to buy tickets in large numbers.