Footballers Union of Botswana (FUB) displayed admirable sportsmanship by organizing a lunch date for the women's national U-17 team following their challenging defeat to Burundi in the FIFA U-17 women’s world cup qualifiers.

The event was graced by the esteemed presence of the former Zebras coach, Retired Major Stanley Tshosane, and the FUB board members led by former Zebras player, States Segopolo. 


Tshosane seized the opportunity to address the young squad, emphasizing their role as more than just ordinary young women but as icons selected from a pool of players to represent the nation. He imparted valuable insights about their responsibilities and urged them to focus on their abilities while steering clear of social ills that could potentially derail their talent.


In preparation for the upcoming fixture, Tshosane encouraged the team to concentrate on the basics, adhere to the instructions provided by the coaches, and avoid being weighed down by flashbacks of the first leg result. His words served as a motivational beacon, guiding the young players through the pressures they might face.


Adding to the words of encouragement, FUB Second Vice President and the former Mares captain, Bonang "Bebeto" Mosetha, echoed Tshosane's sentiments, motivating the young girls to approach the next fixture as a new game. Mosetha urged them to hold their heads high and play with confidence. Stressing the importance of teamwork, she emphasized the need to avoid individual mistakes and play for one another.


Beyond nourishment, the luncheon provided a platform for valuable advice and motivation from experienced figures in Botswana's football community. FUB’s gesture showcased their commitment to supporting and uplifting the spirits of the women's national U-17 team during both the highs and lows in their sporting journey.


Captain Lotang Ebineng expressed gratitude for the initiative, appealing to the union for regular visits to their parent clubs, providing moral support and other forms of education.  



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