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Soccer-Englishman Butler takes over Botswana national side

Reuters

Feb 12 (Reuters) - Englishman Peter Butler has been appointed national coach of Botswana, the country's football association said on Wednesday.

The 47-year-old takes over from Stanley Tshosane, who was sacked last October after five years, a spell that included taking Botswana to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 2012.

Butler, a midfielder with West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion in a career that took in 10 clubs over 18 years, managed Halifax Town in a temporary capacity in 2000 before taking roles in Australia and across Asia.

(Reporting by Nick Said in Cape Town; editing by Josh Reich)

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