Selolwane benefit pulls stars
FOOTBALL poster boys Teko Modise and Sibusiso Zuma are among a host of local players earmarked to play in a benefit match in honour of Botswana football legend Dipsy Selolwane next month.
Selolwane announced his retirement from international football this week.
The 34-year-old SuperSport United player said he was expecting high-profile players from eight South African teams, mostly from Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns, to join his testimonial match.
Apart from Zuma, his teammate at United, and Sundowns skipper Modise, Selolwane is also expecting countrymen Mogogi Gabonamong (a teammate), Modiri Marumo of Bay United and Lennox Bacela of Bloemfontein Celtic to show up.
Zuma and Modise could line up for Friends of Dipsy, who will come up against Selolwane's former team Gaborone United at the University of Botswana Stadium on July 21.
The most recognisable and reputable figure in Botswana football, Selolwane scored the Zebras' maiden Africa Cup of Nations goal in their 6-1 defeat by Equatorial Guinea early this year.
Selowane was also the first Botswana national to play overseas when he joined Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire in the US in 2003.
Being crowned United's player of the season last season was arguably his greatest accomplishment in local football.
It is, however, unclear whether Selolwane will stay at United after seeing limited game time in the recently concluded season.