Mambas, Zebras to train in SA

MOZAMBIQUE and Botswana will prepare for two separate CAF tournaments in Bloemfontein and Pretoria.

MOZAMBIQUE and Botswana will prepare for two separate CAF tournaments in Bloemfontein and Pretoria.

Botswana will use the High Performance Centre in Hatfield for a two-week intensive training camp to start their preparations for the 2011 African Nations Championships.

Coach Stan Tshosane said they will travel to Tshwane in the second week of January. They will arrange warm-up matches against top clubs here who campaign in the Absa Premiership and National First Division League.

Botswana have been drawn to play against Bafana Bafana in a southern zone first round with the Junior Zebras hosting the first leg on March 12 to 14.

Meanwhile the Black Mambas of Mozambique leave for Bloemfontein on Sunday to prepare for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Mozambique are in Group C with Nigeria's Super Eagles, Benin and reigning champions Egypt. Mozambique start their campaign against Benin in Angola on January 12.

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