Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) president, Bob Lekan has said they intend to intensify preparations for the Vultures following their recent promotion to Africa Division 1B
He said competition is not going to be easy, but hoped that they will be able to stay there. The union would among other things organise friendly games for the team as well as organising refresher courses for officials.
Botswana has joined a tougher group that comprises Senegal, Tunisia and Namibia after their Africa Division 1C historic win during a tournament held in Gaborone recently.
This is the first time that the team has made it to the upper division, something Lekan described as an achievement. He attributed the good performance and the ultimate promotion to the union's efforts of developing both players and officials.
Coach, Iva Greaves spent two weeks in South Africa at the Sharks camp just before the Division 1C tournament. Lekan admitted that Division B has tough sides.
"But with proper preparations, I do not see why we cannot beat them," he said. "Our energy has been focused on getting promotion and we will continue where we left as we look at sustaining our stay in Division B," he said.
Botswana's next assignment is next year when they will fight to make it to Division A. The team that wins in the top division will eventually qualify for the 2015 World Cup.