Goals from Peggy Manewe and Christina Monyatsi made sure Botswana progress to the next round in FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup qualifiers as they stay on course for the tournament that will be held in India in November.
Botswana defeated Zimbabwe 2-0 in the second leg of their preliminary round tie having claimed the home match 5-0, to record a resounding 7-0 aggregate score.
Zimbabwe coach Langton Giwa said despite the defeat his team showed signs of improvement compared to their first leg game.
“If we can play more games I believe our girls will be more comfortable so we have to compete in the upcoming COSAFA Under-17 girls tournament, which will be held in April in Mauritius,” Giwa said.
Botswana coach Tapaphiwa Gaebolae said Zimbabwe gave them a hard time and added they were much improved in the second game.
“It was a tough game but our girls played well and were very patient until we got our first goal. We now need weekend training camps and have more friendly games before our next encounter,” said Gaebolae.
Botswana will now face Morocco in the next round. Morocco beat Djibouti 14-0 on aggregate, winning each tie 7-0.
Three teams will represent Africa in the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup from November 2-21 in India.
Second round fixtures:
Botswana vs Morocco
Zambia vs South Africa
Tanzania vs Uganda
Sao Tome vs Cameroon
Liberia vs Ghana
Guinea vs Nigeria