Botswana, Malawi advance to Olympic qualifiers

Botswana and Malawi sealed their place in the next round of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with victories in their first round, second leg ties on Tuesday.

Malawi defeated Mozambique 3-0 to seal a 14-1 aggregate victory in what was a comprehensive display from the side over the two legs.

The Chawinga sisters, Tabitha and Temwa, were both on target, as was Sabina Thom, who netted the third.

Malawi will now face East African side Kenya in the next stage of the qualifiers.

Botswana played to a 2-2 draw with hosts Namibia but advance 3-2 on aggregate after they claimed the first leg last week.

Nondi Mahlasela scored a brace for Botswana on the day, and they now advance to play South Africa in the next stage.

The second round of qualifiers will be played in late August and early September.

Zambia and Zimbabwe will also feature against one-another in that round.

Just one African side will qualify automatically for the Olympics in Tokyo, with the runner-up in the qualification tournament to face Chile in a two-legged play-off.

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