The spirit of compassion and brotherhood reins in Gaborone United.
The sentiments were shared by GU’s brand and marketing manager, Hebert Letsebe when the team donated a wheelchair to their staunch supporter Steven Kagiso in Mmokolodi.
“We came here to give support to one of our own who has been supporting the team for many years. Unfortunately he could no longer travel across the country or go internationally with the team because he is now wheelchair bound,” said Letsebe.
GU donated a wheelchair, food hampers and P3 000 in cash.
He said they came to donate the wheelchair and goodies for him because he will remain part of the GU family. “The situation Steve is in needs support so that he continues to be part of the team he loves most. He said they will do their best to make sure one day he is invited to one of the GU matches,” said Letsebe.
“Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to follow the club around this season due to his current situation hence we should honour him by bringing the League trophy and players into his home,” he said. Alphonse Modisaotsile assured Kagiso that they will win games to honour him and others who are unfortunate like him. “We (players) we can only do our best with the full support of the 12th man being fans or supporters. We are honoured to be here and we will continue to do our best in the coming to season,” said Modisaotsile.
In narrating his sorry situation Kagiso told Gaborone United players, technical team and supporters that he was stabbed by his brother on the spinal cord last year August which led to him to become wheel chair bound. He said he was stabbed while trying to advice his younger brother to respect parents and behave well during a family meeting.