Mongala in Zebras side to face the All Whites

WELCOME: The New Zealand team after their arrival at the OR Tambo International Airport yesterday morning are greeted by the Drakensberg Boys Choir. Head coach Ricki Herbert and captain Tim Brown pose for the media. Pic. Chris Ricco. 04/06/2009. © Backpagepix
The New Zealand team arrived in South Africa this morning and were greeted by the Drakensberg boys choir. Head coach Ricki Herbert and captain Tim Brown pose for a picture with the Drakensberg Boys Choir.

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WELCOME: The New Zealand team after their arrival at the OR Tambo International Airport yesterday morning are greeted by the Drakensberg Boys Choir. Head coach Ricki Herbert and captain Tim Brown pose for the media. Pic. Chris Ricco. 04/06/2009. © Backpagepix The New Zealand team arrived in South Africa this morning and were greeted by the Drakensberg boys choir. Head coach Ricki Herbert and captain Tim Brown pose for a picture with the Drakensberg Boys Choir. ©Chris Ricco/Backpagepix.

ORLANDO Pirates-bound Phenyo Mongala is one of the two South African-based players included in Botswana's Zebras side to play New Zealand in Gaborone tomorrow.

ORLANDO Pirates-bound Phenyo Mongala is one of the two South African-based players included in Botswana's Zebras side to play New Zealand in Gaborone tomorrow.

The other player in the Botswana national team is well-travelled Dipsy Seloloane, who is still on the books of Absa Premiership side Ajax Cape Town.

Zebras coach Stanley Tshosane has selected 20 players who are already in camp in Gaborone to sharpen themselves up for the All Whites.

For the reigning Oceania champions, the game against Botswana is part of their preparations for the Confederations Cup in South Africa from June 14 to 28.

New Zealand are in Dar es Salaam where they were scheduled to play the Tanzanian national soccer side, Taifa Stars, in an international friendly on Wednesday where they went down 2-1.

Zebras manager Patrick Zibochwa said: "We are looking forward to the game against the All Whites, we played two games against top local sides last week and did very well.

"What was good about those games is that our players scored a total of six goals when we beat Township Rollers and Gaborone United (3-1 each)."

Botswana Defence Force X1 defender Mompati Phuma is the captain of this team which also include Egypt-based Modire Marumo.

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