Zebras captain�s FIFA awards vote missing


The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has said Zebras captain, Simisane Mathumo voted during this year’s FIFA best football awards. The ceremony was held in London on Monday.

However, Mathumo’s vote was not reflected in the final list, meaning it did not count. Zebras coach, David Bright did not vote as it was during the transition period when he took over from Peter Butler. Each country is allocated three votes, with one vote coming from a media person while two others coming from the national team captain as well as the national team coach.

Portugal captain and Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo walked away with the grand prize for the second consecutive time, beating Barcelona striker, Leonel Messi and PSG star, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior.  Although, Mathumo’s name does not appear on the list of those who cast their votes, BFA spokesperson, Tumo Mpatane said as far as he knows, the Rollers defender voted. He said  Mathumo had voted for the Portuguese international as the best player this year.

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