Monday, August 8, 2022

Rollers sweep Coca-Cola awards

Township Rollers were the toast of the night on Friday at Phakalane Golf Estate as they won all prizes on offer for the lucrative Coca-Cola Cup.

Much coveted prize of the Players of the Tournament went to Edwin Moalosi, while Kabelo Dambe was voted Goalkeeper of the Tournament.

Rahman Gumbo was the coach of the tourney while Terrence Mandaza was the top goal scorer.
Rollers summed it by winning the Supporter of the Tournament, thanks to the multitudes of support the team always gets from their die hard supporters.

Rollers were also expected to make a clean sweep at the be-Mobile Premier League awards at Gaborone International Convention Centre yesterday.

It was obvious from the onset for Rollers to win the awards because of the hard work they displayed throughout the season.

Surprisingly for Moalosi, he has been playing very well in the domestic competitions but he has been omitted from the recent national team called by coach Stanley Tshosane.
The youngster is even reported to be courted by certain teams in the money spinning South African Premier League.

After winning the prize, Moalosi thanked his coach for believing and giving him the chance.
“If it was not for my coach, I would not be where I am. He believed in me and, in turn, I paid him back by working hard. I am happy for him and will continue to work hard,” he said.
He has faith in himself that his time for the national team will come since age is still on his side.

Another Rollers star, Mandaza, might also be lost to South African Premier League side, Orlando Pirates.

Rollers, however, are the only team to have won the tournament more than any other team in Botswana. They have won it five times since its inception in 1992, while the team that follows them won it three times.

There were also other awards for the men in the middle and for the journalists.
Veteran Tebogo Ramocha was voted Referee of the Tournament, while Moemedi Monankwana was the Assistant Referee of the Tournament.

Tiro Lepotokisi of Radio Botswana won both the Best Radio Commentator and Presenter of the Tournament.

Fredrick Kebadiretse of Mmegi was the Best Writer. Best photographer went to The Voice’s Kabo Lemphorwana, while Bethani Mando was the Best Television Reporter.
The award for Best Commentator went to Nelson Ditibane.


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