Zebras� allowances, the monkey on BFA�s back

Monkey on their back: The Zebras have constantly complained about allowances
Monkey on their back: The Zebras have constantly complained about allowances

In a popular television commercial, a man is seen trudging towards a fast food restaurant with a gargantuan monkey on his back. Seconds later he is seen walking out with a broad smile and the monkey off his back, but not for long.

The man aptly sums the sticky situation the Botswana Football Association (BFA) finds it self as the unrelenting monkey- player allowances- simply refuses to go away. Several years ago, the Zebras had a monkey of their own in the form of the ‘whipping boys of Africa’ tag. It stuck until swashbuckling performances brought relief to their burdened backs.

With every good performance, the Zebras found themselves battling a new form of monkey-allowances. An infamous incidence that springs into mind is the trip to Morocco, which turned into a nightmare when the players threatened to boycott their AFCON qualifier encounter.

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