Botswana international midfielder Mogakolodi Ngele has issued a passionate plea to his countrymen to obey government guidelines in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Botswana have reported relatively low numbers of the virus, with 22 confirmed infections and one death. To date, there have been no recoveries in the early stages of the spread of the novel coronavirus in Botswana.
‘Tsotso’, as Ngele is affectionately known, reminded his compatriots to stay home and follow the advice from the government.
“The government is working hard to curb the pandemic and as is, the health practitioners are busy at work as frontlines to this pandemic. The best we can do is to stay home and keep fit. A little time of exercise in your homestead makes a difference,” said Ngele.
Ngele (29) represented Botswana at every junior level, before making the step-up to the seniors and helping his country qualify for their maiden Africa Cup of Nations appearance in 2012.
Turning out for Black Leopards in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), the playmaker has enjoyed his stay in South Africa since his arrival in 2012. He has played for Platinum Stars, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United respectively.
Leopards are currently rock bottom in 16th on the PSL log with 20 points from 24 matches. If they cannot improve their bottom spot when, and if, the season is concluded they will automatically be relegated to the National First Division.
While in his home country, he played for Township Rollers and Flamingo Santos.
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