Botswana dash Banyana Banyana’s 2020 Tokyo Olympic dream

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Botswana shattered Banyana Banyana’s hopes for 2020 Tokyo Olympics at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday night.

The visitors won the 2nd leg with 3-2 on penalties after Lebohang Ramalepe, Mamello Makhabane and Refiloe Jane missed their shots.

It was a tough game for both sides with Banyana having more chances to reach the back of the net but failing to convert them. Banyana Head Coach Desiree Ellis lamented the missing chances.

The home girls were the favorites to go through at home considering them having reached the Olympic Games twice and recently played for the first time in the Fifa Women’s World Cup.

But it was not so against the Zebras as they kept Ellis’ side under their control with goalkeeper Sedilame Bosolia making crucial saves.

The 56-year-old mentor went on to admit that the national team has to fix the scoring problem. Ellis added that this is a tasked to be also carried by league teams.

Meanwhile the night ended on a good note for the visitors as they advance to the 3rd stage of the qualifiers.

Botswana Assistant coach Alex Malete says when the match proceed to penalties his side knew that they will walk away with victory. – Report by Sinovuyo Ndudane