Although the Zebras of Botswana have secured a friendly match with Lesotho’s Likoena, they have very little regard for Lesotho – a punching bag – in international football.
According to Mmegi Newspaper reporter, Mqondisi Dube, Zebras coach, Peter Butler, is reportedly reluctant to play Lesotho, which in his view, does not offer his team match.
Butler told the media that he preferred East, North or West African opposition, although Malawi might offer the Zebras the match-needed stiff opposition.
“The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has secured friendly matches with traditional ‘punching bag’ Lesotho… as the Zebras prepare for a crunch Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda next month,” Dube writes in Mmegi.
The Zebras face Uganda in Francistown on June 5 in their penultimate AFCON qualifier before travelling to Burkina Faso in September for the final match and the team is just one point behind joint leaders, Uganda and Burkina Faso.