African leagues nowadays seem to be the haven for hilarious prizes for footballers.
While a player was presented a pair of slippers for being the man of the match in a Ghana Premier League match, another player received a crate of beer for being the best player in a Zimbabwean league game. Do not forget a player in the Botswanan league was also given a bucket of groceries for his excellent performance in a game.
Now, it is South Africa who have followed the hilarity trend by presenting a player with a data pack of 5 Gigabytes. In a country where 3G/4G is expensive, getting a 5GB data pack perhaps is enough reward for the rapid heart movements and sweats of 90 minutes.
Well, South African network provider, Telkom, one of the sponsors of the Rainbow nation’s Premier Soccer League, PSL could only afford to give away their expensive 5GB data pack and that Mamelodi Sundowns player was happy to collect it, after all, Nigerian locals will say, “at all at all, na im bad!”
Who knows if a 50litre keg of Petroleum Motor Spirit(PMS) will be the prize for a man of the match in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season since needs now determine the reward, after all, oil exploration giant, Aiteo is the NFF’s major sponsor?