Modern football originated in Britain in the 19th century. Since before medieval times, “folk football” games had been played in towns and villages according to local customs and with a minimum of rules.
Before long, it had proved more popular than either of them. In full, it was known as gridiron football, but most people never bothered with the first word. As a result, American association football players increasingly adopted soccer to refer to their sport.
According to research carried out by Gazette Sport no player in Botswana is paid more than P20 000 per month in the BTC premiership at least officially. Some players are reportedly paid salaries of close to P30 000 per month but all club officials across the league that this publication interviewed have dismissed this.
To find out how local teams pay their players, this publication engaged with the top five teams on the BTC premiership log standings. These are also the teams that many in football circles believe can afford to pay their players attractive salaries.
Township Rollers – P15 000 to P20 000
Having won the premier league 16 times, Popa, as Rollers are affectionately known, pays the best of their players between P15 000 and P20 000 per month. This was confirmed by club president Jagdish Shah in an interview with this publication. However, sources at the club suggest that influential players like Kabelo Dambe, Lemponye Tshireletso, and Ofentse Nato are paid between P25 000 and P30 000.
How much do Botswana football players earn?
Report: Botswana’s premier league’s highest-paid player last season (2018/19) was at Gaborone United, getting between 25k-30k.
Which is correct football or soccer?
To Americans, it’s soccer. To most of the rest of the world, (including England, the birthplace of the modern sport,) it’s football. But what most people don’t know is that the word “soccer” is not in fact an American invention.
Who is the highest-paid football in Africa?
Sadio Mane’s recent move to Bayern Munich has seen him become the highest-paid African player – surpassing former teammate Mohamed Salah.