Botswana head to Morocco for training camp

Botswana are to hold a five-day training camp in Morocco and face local sides in the build-up to their key Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Equatorial Guinea later this month.

The Zebras sit at the bottom of their pool after two rounds, but are only three points behind leaders Tunisia and victories in their clashes this month against Equatorial Guinea would be a significant step towards qualification.

They will take great heart from the fact that they held Tunisia to a goalless draw in their previous qualifier in June last year.

Meanwhile, Malawi have settled in well at their camp in Saudi Arabia ahead of home and away matches against Egypt.

They have had three training sessions so far head of their friendly match against Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Scotland-based defender Kieran Ngwenya joined his teammates on Sunday.

Captain John Banda has not travelled from Mozambique as he was still stuck in Maxixe where he scored a brace to help his side UD Songo beat Ferroviário Maputo in a Super Cup on Saturday. FAM is currently working on his new travel schedule.

Francisco Madinga has left Botswana and is expected to arrive in Saudi on Tuesday morning.

FCB Nyasa Bullets duo of Blessings Mpokela and Alick Lungu as well as Assistant Coach Franco Ndawa and goalkeeper trainer Victor Mphande, who failed to travel with the rest of the squad due to visa issues, will also arrive on Tuesday.