Double header in Botswana

SOUTH Africa will invade Botswana on the footballing front this weekend.

SOUTH Africa will invade Botswana on the footballing front this weekend.

Amabinneplaas, Bafana Bafana and Makgarebe, the national Under-17 women's team, will play their Botswana counterparts at the University of Gaborone Stadium on Saturday.

The women will play first. Their qualifier for the 2011 Fifa Under-17 World Cup will kick off at 2pm while the men's sides will meet four hours later in preparation for the 2011 All Africa Games and the 2012 London Olympics.

Amabinneplaas coach Serame Letsoaka was forced to select inactive players like Joseph Makhanya and Michael Nkambule after some clubs refused to release their regulars.

The Telkom Knockout starts this weekend and some clubs have key players in the national men's squad that is in Brazil. While Makgarebe flew to Botswana early yesterday, Amabinneplaas drove to their destination later in the day.

Amabinneplaas team is:

Goalkeepers - Siya Mngoma and Darren Keet;

Defenders - Sibusiso Mxoyana, Thapelo Tshilo, Morne Davids, Choppa Mboweni, Warren Bishop, Tebogo Munyai, Darren Dicks and Vincent Mabusela;

Midfielders - Wayne Matle, Klaas Galane (Dynamos), Bridget Motha, Oupa Manyisa, Joseph Makhanya, Mkhanyiseli Siwahla, Michael Nkambule and Bongani Twala;

Strikers - Thabo Moleko and Ryan Botha.

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