In marking the eight-year anniversary of the Zebras qualification to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, the Botswana Football Association [BFA] has offered support to one of the key actors of the historic feat, Mosimanegape Ramohibidu, now unable to walk due to an accident.

The 35-year old was involved in accident over four years ago which has confined him to a wheelchair.

BFA president Mclean Letshwiti led a delegation including the Footballers Union of Botswana (FUB) to donate food supplies and financial support to Ramohibidu and other national players in such conditions during period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ramohibidu also received BWP 7000 (about USD 600) as a token for his upkeep during these times.

Meanwhile, the FUB and BFA have announced the creation of a relief fund to support needy players in critical situations.

“We have decided to work together with the FUB to form a relief fund for the future. There are lessons learnt all the time from difficult situations. In this pandemic, we also decided to take some lessons home,” Letshwiti said

Ramohibidu is one of the few notable players to have played for all the junior national teams. He made his name at the now defunct BMC Football Club, and was on the books of FC Satmos before the accident cut short his career.

He featured in all three games as Zebras exited at the group stage of the 2012 AFCON after defeats to Ghana (1-0), Guinea (6-1) and Mali (2-1).

Source: CAF