Head Coach Desiree Ellis went into the game with the will to win however; it was not to be as Mogotsi kept Botswanain the match.
Bostwana parked the bus throughout the match and had one great chance from Lesego Radiakanyo to clinch the game however; Andile Dlamini made the all important save to ensure that the first leg ended in a goalless draw.
“It was a battle out there”, said Desiree Ellis.
“We knew that Botswana would come at us with the counter attack and the pitch did not suit the way we wanted to play.
The big factor that we will take from here is that we did not conceded and that is very important in such matches.
Banyana Banayan will travel back to Johannesburg, South Africa tomorrow morning to continue preparations for the return leg against Botswana.
This match will be played on Tuesday, 3 September 2019 at Orlando Stadium.
Kickoff is scheduled for 19h00.