Botswana women's national football team

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Botswana
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) (Female) Zebras
Association Botswana Football Association
Sub-confederation COSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Gaoletlhoo Nkutlwisang
FIFA code BOT
FIFA ranking 124 Decrease2
Highest FIFA ranking 92 (December 2009)
Lowest FIFA ranking 144 (December 2007)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 South Africa 14–0 Botswana 
(Harare, Zimbabwe; April 19, 2002)
Biggest win
 Swaziland 0–3 Botswana 
(Manzini, Swaziland; January 7, 2014)
Biggest defeat
 South Africa 14–0 Botswana 
(Harare, Zimbabwe; April 19, 2002)

The Botswana women's national football team represents Botswana in international football.

Botswana played in the qualification for the 2002 African Championship, but lost in their first game. After this, they also took part in the qualification for the 2008 African Championship, where they played two matches and lost both to Namibia at the end of 2007. Botswana did not play again until the qualification for the 2010 Championship, where they lost both matches, this time against Democratic Republic of the Congo. For these games, Botswana named an entirely U20 national team.[1] They have also played games since they were eliminated from qualification.

History[edit]

Botswana played their first match in Harare, Zimbabwe on April 19, 2002 against South Africa in a series of friendlies. They lost 14–0. After this match they lost 3–0 against Swaziland and 7–1 against Mozambique, in where they scored their first goal.

Botswana's first major competition was in the 2008 African Women's Championship, in where after 5 years they played an international match, this time against Namibia. Zebras lost both legs by 3–0 and 6–1.

Botswana had played with Zambia on 4 May, 2008 and lost 4–2.

With a U20 team, Zebras played 2010 African Women's Championship qualifiers against Congo DR and again lost both legs, this time by 2–0 and 5–2 and did not qualify for either the 2010 African Women's Championship and the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

A series of friendlies occurred on October 2010, against Zambia on 2 and 23 October, lost 1–4 and 1–2 respectively; against Tanzania on 25 October and 26 October, lost 2–3 and draw 1–1. In the next year, March 2011, they again played against Namibia and lost 1–0.

In 2011, one of the two friendlies in April and May with South Africa marked their first victory, by 1–0. The other match was lost 4–0. In August, they played against Tanzania on 2 August, losing 3–1; South Africa on August 3, losing 4–0 and against Zambia, also losing, 4–1.

They entered the 2012 African Women's Championship qualifiers and played against Zimbabwe, and was eliminated by an aggregate score of 3–1, due to losing the two legs by 1–0 and 2–1. Last friendlies in 2012 include two losses against South Africa (3–0) and Zimbabwe (5–0).

Before the 2014 African Women's Championship qualifiers, the team played the first 2014 matches, against Swaziland on 7 and 8 January and won for the second and third time, by 3–0 and 3–1. The first leg of the qualifiers for the African Championship started in 14 February with a loss against Zimbabwe 1–0 and the second leg was played on 2 March, with another loss, by 2–1, Botswana ended eliminated from the African Championship and the World Cup. In June 7 of the same year, they played against South Africa, losing 4–0.

Results[edit]

World Cup[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

African Championship[edit]

African Women's Championship
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1991 Did Not Enter
1995 Did Not Enter
Nigeria 1998 Did Not Enter
South Africa 2000 Did Not Enter
Nigeria 2002 Did Not Enter
South Africa 2004 Did Not Enter
Nigeria 2006 Did Not Enter
Equatorial Guinea 2008 Did Not Qualify
South Africa 2010 Did Not Qualify
Equatorial Guinea 2012 Did Not Qualify
Namibia 2014 Did Not Qualify
Total - - - - - - -

Schedule and recent matches[edit]

References[edit]

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