Botswana coach David Bright has named his squad for a must-win back-to-back African Nations Cup qualifiers against Burkina Faso later in October.
There are changes in the squad with Thatayaone Kgamanyane, who is plying his trade for Chippa United in South Africa, left out. There is no explanation for the skilful attacker, nicknamed ‘Messi’, being overtlooked.
There are new faces in the squad who were capped once during the Indepence celebrations friendly game against Namibia.
Bright was worried about his team not converting and believes this time they will rectify their poor scoring.
Zebras are boosted by their 1-0 win against Namibia during Botswana’s Independence 52 years celebrations which was played on September 30.
Bright will trim his squad to 20 before departing to Burkina Faso on Wednesday.
If Zebras win the two games against a tough Burkina Faso they will stand a good chance to qualify.
BOTSWANA PROVISIONAL SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Kabelo Dambe (Bloemfontein Celtic), Mwampule Masule (Township Rollers), Ezekiel Morake (Jwaneng Galaxy)
Defenders: Onkabetse Seforo (BDF XI), Simisane Mathumo (Township Rollers), Alphonse Modisaotsile (Gaborone United), Thatayaone Ditlhokwe (Township Rollers), Tshepo Maikano (Gaborone United), Mosha Gaolaolwe (Township Rollers), Lesenya Ramoraka (Highlands Park), Thero Setsile (Jwaneng Galaxy), Lesego Kereedilwe (Orapa United)
Midfielders: Kobamelo Kebaikanye (Orapa United), Tlhalefo Molebatsi (Notwane), Tshepo Malgas (Sharps Shooting Stars), Lebogang Ditsele (Jwaneng Galaxy), Kabelo Seakanyeng (Chippa United), Keeagile Kobe (BDF XI)
Strikers: Mogakolodi Ngele (Mamelodi Sundowns), Segolame Boy (Township Rollers), Motsholetsi Sikele (Township Rollers), Mpho Kgaswane (Baroka FC),Tumisang Orebonye (Township Rollers), Onkabetse Makgantai (Baroka FC)