BOTSWANA: We have no friendly arrangement with Zimbabwe
The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has dismissed reports that the senior national team, the Zebras will play Zimbabwe’s Warriors in a friendly match on Saturday
Reports in Zimbabwe indicate the two countries will play each other in Harare, but BFA chief executive officer, Mfolo Mfolo said there was no such arrangement. “We do not have any agreement to play Zimbabwe,” Mfolo told Mmegi Sport this afternoon.
The Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League’s CEO, Kennedy Ndebele had written to clubs advising that the weekend’s league programme had been cancelled to accommodate the Zebras versus Warriors friendly match. The two nations clashed during Botswana’s Independence Day celebrations on September 30, where the hosts emerged victorious through a penalty shoot-out.
Zimbabwe was marking its return to international football following a nearly two-year FIFA ban. Botswana will instead play Eswatini at the Lobatse Sports Complex on Monday, which is part of preparations for World Cup qualifiers which begin next month.