Rollers goalkeeper, Wagarre Dikago was involved in a car accident and he sustained head injuries.
Township Rollers dressing room has turned cold over the life-threatening state of goal keeper, Wagarre Dikago, who was involved in a car accident last weekend.
The promising goalkeeper together with the club’s kit manager, were hit by the unexplained tragedy over the weekend and it was the keeper who came out scathed, sustaining head injuries.
He is currently admitted at Gaborone Private Hospital (GPH) where sources say he is in a ‘critical but stable condition.’ The cause of the accident is yet to be established but Rollers management is said to be worried about the state of affairs surrounding the player.
When asked about the condition of the player, Motshegetsi Mafa who is player Welfare Manager, said the goalkeeper was admitted and is in a critical state. He however hopes the young man will recover and soon return to the field of play.
“Both the player and the kit manager are admitted at the hospital, of the two, the goalkeeper’s state is not pleasing to the eye,” Mafa shared.Rollers however refused to reveal the exact cause of the accident but preliminary reports state that the driver lost control of the car and hit a nearby tree along the newly built Jamali road.
The sketchy details surrounding the incident of the player’s accident might leave Rollers management berserk especially that the duo had embarked on a trip from Tlokweng to Gaborone.
So many people are worried that Rollers may lose the player owing to the fact that he met his sorry situation when he was not on duty. However, Rollers’ kind spirit in regard to its players cannot be doubted. The club had at one time taken care of one player, Bogosi Mfila, until full recovery even though he was not playing.
Dikago has a running contract with Rollers and it does not expire until end of June next year.The plight surrounding local players grows ever more precarious. Some have sadly seen the end of their careers due to the issue of intoxicating waters and ill behaviour.
There are athletes who have sustained career threating injuries, with the latest victims being; Baboloki Thebe and Onkabetse Nkobolo, the 400meters constant achievers.Dikago was snatched by high paying Rollers from Extension Gunners to replace Kabelo Dambe who had left to play abroad. Dambe has since re-joined Rollers.
Having played a considerable number of games, especially under the tutelage of gaffer Nikola Kavazovic, Dikago was expected to climb the ladder of success, embodying the future of both Rollers and Zebras.
The Manchester United defender will now focus on his club career having made 93 caps for France, appearing at three world cups and on European championship. The Les Bleus won the World cup in 2018 and Raphael Varane started all but one of Franceâ€™s matches in Qatar as they finished as runners up to Argentina
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