Segolame Boy has stormed from the periphery into a household name in a short space of time. The Township Rollers player made his debut in the national team in the AFCON qualifiers game against Senegal on Wednesday. Even though Botswana lost 0-2 to the tactically strong Senegal, Boy was a marvel to watch, and if you didn’t know him you would have assumed he was a veteran of the squad.
He was not intimidated by the fit Senegalese players, and the coach rewarded him with a 90 minutes play time. Boy proved that he is really going to cause a stir in the local football with his brave crusade in the midfield. The young sensation was called to the Zebras camp late, and trained with the team for five days. A source from the team has revealed to The Patriot on Sunday that many scouts that came here were very impressed with the player. The source spoke on the basis of anonymity since the matter is still handled by the management. Some of the scouts that got impressed by Boy are said to be from Mamelodi Sundowns and Platinum Stars, which wants the player as they deem him a good replacement for Mogakolodi ‘Tsotso’ Ngele. The source revealed that interest is looming from South African teams. The source said that Township Rollers are not surprised at all considering the calibre of his talent, and that they also expected that. Apart from the neighbouring scouts there was also a scout from Europe who came to check on players here, and Boy is one of those that caught his eye during the game.
Boy has recently said he wants to see himself playing abroad, and his dream might just be falling in place if things could go well. The national team coach Peter Butler confirmed that the player is very impressive, and that is why even in his debut game he didn’t feel the need to substitute him since he displayed maturity in his play. “He did very well and I can tell you that Boy is going to be a good one in the future. He deserved that chance and I gave it to him and he impressed everyone. He is a star and he got potential of being the best that he can be,” Butler said.