The Zebras and Ethiopia’s date has been confirmed as the two will clash in an international friendly on September 30th. The game will be part of Botswana’s Independence Day celebrations.
This match is expected to give Batswana something to talk about as both teams will be looking to prove a point. The Zebras will be looking to give Batswana something to celebrate while Ethiopia will try to cause humiliation to Coach Peter Butler’s team.
Botswana Football Association (BFA) Chief Executive Officer Kitso Kemoeng has confirmed that the game will be played at the National Stadium. Even though the match is meant for celebrating Independence, it will also be preparatory game for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Butler’s charges will take on Eritrea on the 10th of October in the quest to qualify for the World Cup. On the other hand, Ethiopia will use the match to prepare for Sao Tome in the same competition.
It is expected that the team will fight to keep Batswana happy on their independence celebrations as it will not be good for them to lose. It is, however, not yet clear if all the foreign-based players will be available for the Ethiopia clash.
Ethiopia’s arrival is yet to be confirmed since they have not sent their itinerary. The Zebras are expected to camp from the 27th September in preparation for the 5th October 2018 World cup game.