Botswana v Guinea preview
Botswana captain Dipsy Selolwane will make his return in Saturday's crunch AFCON clash with Guinea in Group D.
Last Updated: 28/01/12 10:28am
Botswana captain Dipsy Selolwane will make his return in Saturday's crunch Group D clash with Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations.
The SuperSport United midfielder was suspended for the 1-0 loss to Ghana and is eager to help the Zebras record their first ever AFCON points.
However, he expects a stern test from a physical Guinea outfit.
"We played Guinea before home and away and they beat us, they are good footballers, who play good football and they play a different style from Ghana," he said.
"They play a real African football, where you are very aggressive and they use their big bodies but there is always a way around it, I believe we can beat them."
Botswana coach Stanley Tshosane is targeting three points at Stade de Franceville, insisting a draw is not an option.
"This is a decisive game and it is very important for us, it is a must-win game, a draw will not work for us. We have to take risks and not be cautious as we were at the beginning against Ghana," said Tshosane.
Meanwhile, Guinea tactician Michel Dussuyer is also desperate for a result after his charges lost their first game 1-0 to Mali.
"We have to fight to win against Botswana," he said. "Botswana are a difficult team to play against, they close down the space and defend very well.
"I watched their games against Tunisia and Chad on video. They defend very well and counter attack.
"It may have been very disappointing to lose our first game, but I'm proud of the performance of the team. All the same, we cannot sit on that, we have to improve.
"We are working for the future and so have several young players, who are only having their first experience at this tournament but I still expect us to do better against Botswana."