Bright cautious ahead of clash with Mauritius

Botswana coach David Bright says his team will have to be cautious when they face Mauritius in the last Group B game at the Old Peter Mokaba stadium on Friday.

A win will see The Zebras finish as group winners, while they will also qualify if both pool matches finish as draws.

Bright told the media that it’s a do-or-die encounter that needs to be approached with caution as his team can’t afford to open the door for Angola or Mauritius.

We have to win at all costs, we will go all out and attack and we will have to rely on our skill and speed to unlock Mauritius strong defence and get the goals to win us the game,” Bright said.

Zebras’ midfielder Kobamelo Kebaikanye has been ruled out of the match due to a knee injury, while defender Thato Kebue, who missed the 1-1 draw against Malawi on Wednesday, is available for selection.

Botswana are the group leaders on four points after beating Angola, followed by that draw with Malawi.

Both of Friday’s matches will kick off at 17h30 and the group winners will book a place in the quarterfinals against defending champions Zimbabwe on Sunday.