Township Rollers’ creative midfielder, Segolame Boy has set his sights on winning more silverware with his team. Speaking to the media after being handed the bePlayer of the month trophy, along with P1500 prize money, the talented player who has made no secret of his desire to ply his trade outside the country, said being crowned the bePlayer of the Month by local football supporters will motivate him to work even much harder. “This is a great motivation for me. It shows that maybe I am doing something right somewhere, but I would still want to improve as I feel there are areas where I need to improve,” the players said.
The player thanked the supporters as well as his teammates for helping him win the award, saying their vote shows they appreciate playing alongside some experienced players like Mogogi Gabonamong and Joel Mogorosi, who have come back into the country after plying their trade in the South African professional setups. Boy is hoping their experience can rub off into him as he harbours ambition to play outside the country. “It is every player’s ambition to play outside the country and just like them (Mogorosi and Gabonamong) and other players, I would also like to play outside the country, whether it is in South Africa or in Europe,” the midfielder said. Meanwhile, the player says while Rollers has had a mixed bag of results so far, he is still hopeful that the team will collect a lot of points and win the bePremiership League this season.
For his part, Boy’s coach at Township Rollers, Mark Harrison said he is happy for the player to win the award, saying this is ‘a great start’ for Boy, who he says is a very talented player. “I think he has a massive talent. He has a great knack for scoring goals too. As an attacking midfield player, in his attacking side of the game there is not a lot around better than him,” Harrison explained. The coach concurred with the player that there are still areas where the talented midfielder can improve. “He has to mature a little bit and he has to learn to do his defensive side of the game a little bit better than he does at the moment. But that will come with games and his knowledge will grow. Hopefully I can help him in his way with that but I think the boy has a big future here or wherever it takes him,” Harrison explained.
To be crowned the bePlayer of the month, the mercurial midfielder finished ahead of Mochudi Centre Chiefs’ Pontsho Moloi, as well as another Chiefs star in Sentla Molefhe, while Rollers forward Jerome Ramatlhakwane and the club’s captain, Sekhana Koko, rounded out the top five picks from the fans. Boy’s win means he will now automatically have his name in the hat as a nominee for the bePlayer of the Season award. The bePlayer of the Month award is voted for by local football supporters but only beMOBILE subscribers are eligible to vote.