Namibia, Botswana to renew rivalry ahead of U-20 women’s World Cup qualifiers

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 00:00 |
Botswana’s team celebrates their victory over during Confederation of African Football (CAF) U17 Women’s World Cup qualifier preliminary round at the National Stadium in Gaborone, capital of Botswana, Jan. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Tshekiso Tebalo)

Namibia and Botswana will lock horns in the first round of the 2020 under-20 World Cup qualifiers in a first-leg match set for Windhoek on Jan. 18.

   The second leg in Botswana will take place around the end of January, according to Namibia's football governing body, NFA.

   Namibia's coach, Mamie Kasaona has since called up 23 players for a training camp which kicked off on Sunday in Windhoek.

   Kasaona will be assisted by Heinrich Isaacks with Heribert Kapeng as the goalkeepers' coach.

   The 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup will be the 10th edition of the biennial international championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 2002.

   The World Cup will be hosted by Costa Rica and Panama. This will be the first-ever co-hosting of a FIFA youth tournament, and the second-ever co-hosting of a FIFA tournament after the 2002 FIFA World Cup.  (Xinhua)

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