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Dipsy Selolwane © Backpagepix

Selolwane quits Botswana



SuperSport United midfielder Dipsy Selolwane has retired from international football to concentrate on his club career.

The 34-year-old made the announcement on Thursday via a statement, ending his 18-year career with the Botswana national set-up.

He was part of the side that competed at the recent 2012 Africa Cup of Nations finals, but after helping the team to their maiden continental showpiece, wants to go out on a high.

“I have recently retired from the national team, Zebras, in order to concentrate on my club career,” Selolwane said. “This was a difficult decision to arrive at given my association with the national team in Botswana that started in 1994 as an under 17 player.

“I have played football at all national team levels and am honoured to be part of the generation that qualified for our first ever African Nations Cup finals. I feel I have served my country well and long enough that it is time to focus on my club since I have a few years left in the game.

“I felt it was prudent and appropriate that I bid farewell to all my supporters, my fellow players, coaches and managers who I will miss in a big way. I also believe it is appropriate to thank all those who made any contributions to my football development no matter how small.

“Although I have retired from international football, I am currently working on some projects on football development in Botswana, which I will reveal in the near future so that I could plough back some of the knowledge and experience that I have amassed in football over the years.”

Selolwane will be an important member of the SuperSport United squad that is looking to regain the Absa Premiership title. The side are current three points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns with 13 games left in the season.



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