Absa Premiership stars endorse Tsotso’s annual soccer tournament

Despite the lack of action from the first team berth which relegated him to being a reserve at his star-studded and Absa Premiership defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns, Botswana’s ace, Mogakolodi ‘Tsotso’ Ngele continues to earn support from his league players in the neighboring country. This time around, players such as Kaizer Chiefs and Zimbabwean-born Khama Billiat and Thabo Mnyamane of Supersport FC have duly echoed their support to the nifty midfielder ahead of his 2nd annual soccer tournament.

The tourney will be held on October 1st 2018 at Thebe Primary School in White City, in Gaborone. Chiefs’ striker Billiat who is also Ngele’s friend off the field has graduated with the latter through their different national team ranks – from under-17 to donning senior national team colours previously played together at Sundowns before his transfer to Naturena, the Kaizer Chiefs village.

Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs Golden Arrows fans Teko Modise of Cape Town City during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 football match between Cape Town City FC and Kaizer Chiefs at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, 15 September 2018 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix


“All roads lead to White City in Gaborone on the 1st of October for the support of our brother Tsotso. This year it’s going to be a much better and bigger tournament. With the support of everyone involved it’s going to be fun-filled,” said Billiat.

Mnyamane who also played with Ngele during his short loan stint at Supersport FC has encouraged local football fans to come in large numbers to support his former teammate. “Botswana should show Tsotso support and love by coming in large numbers to witness his annual tournament.” The tournament is organized by the 28-year-old Tsotso’s foundation dubbed Tsotso Ngele Foundation.

Currently, the foundation absorbs all costs and the organizers are working around the clock to seek help from different organizations to come on board and help take their noble idea to greater heights.  The free of charge event is also expected to be graced by Ngele’s Sundowns team mates as well as other selected ABSA premiership players. Ngele’s rise to stardom is rooted in the White City township of Gaborone where he started his career as a kid at Flamingo Desperotos under the tutelage of Saxton Kowa almost 15 years ago.


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