'JJ' declines P4,000 for AFCON bid role

Not playing ball: Ramatlhakwana was an explosive striker during his playing days
Not playing ball: Ramatlhakwana was an explosive striker during his playing days

Former Zebras striker, Jerome ‘JJ’ Ramatlhakwana, who was selected as one of Botswana’s four 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) bid ambassadors, has reportedly declined the offer of $350 (approx. P4, 000) appearance fee, Mmegi Sport has learnt.

Ramatlhakwana was appointed together with former Zebras teammate, Diphetogo ‘Dipsy’ Selolwane and Mares captain, Bonang Otlhagile and former women’s national team player, Kefilwe Modisaotsile.

It is unclear if Selolwane took the offer, but reports indicate Otlhagile and Modisaotsile agreed to the deal. The bid ambassadors are paid the $350 per appearance. No immediate comment could be obtained from the bid ambassadors on the offer. Botswana and Namibia are jointly bidding to host the 2027 AFCON finals.

Editor's Comment
Khama should desist from dirty campaigns

However, as a newspaper, we want to raise few disquiets for the umpteenth time with Khama, of course, and remind him that the country that he is robustly de-campaigning is now feeling the pain of his harm. Batswana need Khama to use his conservationist credentials to good use and benefit a country that is working so hard to achieve the high-income status by diversifying its economy away from diamond reliance.Khama has played his part unobstructed...

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