For the first time in their history Botswana have reached the last eight of the ongoing XV Men’s World Softball Championship being held in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, APA learnt Friday.This comes after a three-way tie between Botswana, the Czech Republic and Denmark.
Botswana automatically qualified after Japan beat Denmark and reached the quarterfinals.
This is bound to change Botswana’s rankings as the team went into the championships ranked 19th in the world.
Other national teams that qualified are New Zealand, Japan, Argentina, Canada, Australia, USA and Venezuela.
They were the top four from each pool.
These teams would compete for the gold medal game on July 16.