Tuesday, September 22, 2020

FACT FILE: Dipsy Selolwane

SURNAME: Selolwane
FIRST NAMES: Diphetogo Dipsy
DATE OF BIRTH: January 27, 1978
PLACE OF BIRTH: Gaborone Botswana.
CLUB: Cape Town Santos
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Gaborone United, Chicago Fire, Real Salt Lake
FAVOURITE PLAYER: MARADONA
FAVOURITE TEAM: ARSENAL
FAVOURITE FOOD: Laseign
FAVOURITE MUSIC: Rap
FAVOURITE MOVIE: Coming to America
DRIVES: City Golf
DIPSY’S USA EXPERIENCE
COLLEGE

2000: Spent year at Harris- Stowe College. Named to All-America second team. He also scored school record 35 goals. He was later rated 2nd nationally and also voted Conference freshman of the year.
2001: Was in first team All-America after moving to St Louis University College. Dipsy was also the finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club’s national Player of the year award. He was also voted C-USA’s player of the year and the tournament’s most valuable forward. He scored 4 goals against South Florida to be voted C-USA offensive player of the week. He was named to the SLU’s Nike Classic All-tournament team.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER (MLS)
2002: Made his MLS debut on September 22 at South African Doctor Khumalo’s former club, Columbus Crew in a 2-1 win. When Chicago Fire faced New England Revolution, Dipsy came on for the legendary Bulgarian striker Hristo Stoichkov in the 64th minute in 0-2 loss.

2003: In his first full season with Chicago, he appeared in five games (starting one). Dipsy scored his first MLS goal in the US Open Cup. Scored the quickest goal of the season when he found the back of the net in the 3rd minute against Columbus crew. However, Chicago lost the game 2-6.

2004: After seeing little playing time in his first two seasons, Dipsy earned his role as Chicago’s super sub. He put his stamp on the 2004 season by coming through for Chicago in Lamar Hunt US open. He scored the game winning goal in a pair of victories in the quarter finals and semifinals, nearly single-handedly lifting Chicago Fire to their fourth appearance in the tournament’s championship match in seven years.

2005: He joined Real Salt Lake, playing 8 games and scoring 4 times. He left Lake in 2005 for Vejle Boldklub in Denmark before soccer commentator Mark Gleeson recommended him to Rodger De Sa, coach of Santos. Since joining the Cape side, Dipsy has been a fixture. He has since been appointed captain of the team for the 2006/2007 season.

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