Some Zebras Players Caught Up In VISA Fiasco

At least four players and two officials had to come back home while on their way to Morocco after the BFA did a mistake in processing their Visa application

The development left Zebras coach, Peter Butler with 14 in-field players and two goalkeepers as he prepares to face the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a friendly match in the North African country on Monday.

Due to wrong information supplied, visas were not processed for the four and the two officials.

TAFIC defender, Mothusi Johnson, Thabang Sesinyi, Lesego Galenamotlhale and Modipane United goalkeeper, Pako Rampou, are the players who failed to gain access to Morocco while goalkeeper coach, Joseph Maposa and security manager, Jonas Ikgopoleng, were the officials turned away.

Butler chose to focus on the game, which is part of preparations for the opening 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritania at the Francistown Sports Complex on June 11, 2017.

β€œWe shall start in the morning (today) and whatever obstacles we shall get on with things in a positive manner,” Butler said from Morocco yesterday.

β€œWe shall improvise, but the team that will play the DRC will be affected.” It was unclear at press time if the BFA would make attempts to get the players in Morocco in time for the game.

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