Double Action pocket P250k after Top 8 victory

 Double Action celebration PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Double Action celebration PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) on Sunday received a pleasant surprise through the DTC Botswana’s announcement of P250,000 as prize money for the winners of the DTCB Top 8 Women’s championship.

The winners, Double Action were initially supposed to receive P25,000 as per the agreement between the BFA and DTC Botswana. However, the latter delivered a nice surprise when it revealed increased prizes for the gold, silver and bronze medalists. Double Action defeated Mexican Girls 4-2 in an exciting final played at Lekidi Football grounds yesterday to bag the grand prize. Mexican Girls who were initially supposed to walk home with a P15,000 cheque received a whooping P150,000 for finishing as runners up while Royal Fighters received P100,000 and bronze medals after finishing third. Fighters were initially set to receive P10,000.

Speaking to journalists at the end of the tournament, DTC Botswana managing director, Sedireng Serumola said they have been impressed by what they witnessed since Friday when the tournament started. He also said there is a lot of hard work behind the scenes and that this was the beginning of what should be a good journey. “It is such a humbling experience,” he said. Serumola further said they realised that what they had initially pledged was not enough for the teams and hence found the need to increase prizes. Double Action dominated the first half of the match against Mexican Girls and went to the halftime break leading 3-0. However, things nearly turned bad for them in the second half after the sending off of their striker, Gaonyadiwe Ontlametse. The latter received a second yellow card after a scuffle with Mexican Girls defender and went for an early shower. Mexican Girls quickly took advantage of their numerical superiority and pulled one goal back.

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