Bafana Bafana are expected to bring their A-game when they meet Botswana in this year’s COSAFA Cup quarterfinals as players like Bongani Zungu and Keagan Dolly are expected to audition for a possible Africa Cup of Nations selection while Botswana will be hoping to cause an upset against the tournament favourites.
South Africa v Botswana
Sunday 2 June
Princess Magogo Stadium
To Win Match (90 Mins)
South Africa 9/20
There are some familiar faces in coach David Notoane’s side as the likes of Luther Singh, Bongani Sam, Teboho Mokoena, Zakhele Lepasa, Reyaad Pieterse and Phakamani Mahlambi will also be on display. Speaking of Lepasa, he is in red, hot form as he has helped his TS Galaxy to lift the Nedbank Cup by scoring a brace in the semifinals against Golden Arrows and his solitary strike in the final saw his team beat Kaizer Chiefs 1-0.
The Zebras have brought players like former Highlands Park midfielder Lebogang Ditsele‚ and ex-Baroka FC midfielder Mpho Kgaswane‚ who now plays for Zira in Azerbaijan. The last time these sides met was in last year’s plate final which Bafana Bafana won 3-0. Other ex PSL players in the squad include Joel Mogorosi and Ofentse Nato.
Verdict: South Africa 9/20
I think 6/1 is too enticing but I don’t see Botswana holding their own against a youthful, hungry and talented Bafana Bafana side. Put your money on David Notoane’s men at 9/20.
Written by @EggsBenedictZA