It would not have been the result that they wanted, but Banyana Banyana will be relieved that they didn’t concede a goal in a 0-0 draw with Botswana in a 2020 Olympic qualifier in Gaborone on Friday night.
Banyana would’ve been huge favourites, considering that they qualified for the Women’s World Cup earlier this year, but they didn’t have things going their way in the first leg in Botswana.
Bambanani Mbane was handed her 50th Banyana cap by coach Desiree Ellis.
The Banyana Twitter account mentioned that the match was played in hot conditions at the National Stadium, and that the players needed water breaks at times during the match.
Goalkeeper Andile Dlamini made a fine save from a header by Lesego Radiakanyo in the 15th minute.