Defender offered a job at Jwaneng mine
Former Zebras and Extension Gunners veteran defender Mmusa Ohilwe has signed for Jwaneng based first division outfit Galaxy FC.
The hard tackling defender turned down offers from Premier League sides to commit his future to Oris Radipotsane’s led team.
Though the decision came as a shock to many football lovers, Ohilwe made it clear that his decision was not only for football reasons.
This publication has it in good authority that Ohilwe has been offered a job at the mine after he passed his interview a while ago.
During an interview Voice Sports Ohilwe said he had to think about his future and that of his kids.
“This job gives me the opportunity to play the sport I love and invest in my children’s education,” he said.
The 28 year old Shoshong born said he was also excited to be working with Radipotsane again.
“Radipotsane has always been like a father figure to me and that is why I will not have a problem working with him,” he said.
Ohilwe said he would be happy to re-unite with the former Motlakase Power Dynamos coach.
The two have worked together before at the Galaxy FC Under 12 and 15 and national team under 17 and 20 before meeting again at BMC FC.
Kakapa as he is affectionately called started work this week and indicated to Voice Sport that he is enjoying his stay in Jwaneng.
Ohilwe was set to join a legion of Botswana players who are plying their trade outside the Country by joining an Asian team, but his moved was dealt a blow after his then club BMC demanded more money to release him.
Ohilwe arrived in the Botswana Premier League in 2005 with Botswana Meat Commission (BMC FC).
He was signed by Township Rollers in 2007 where he spent two seasons before re-tracing his steps back to BMC.
The highly regarded Ohilwe once tried his luck in Greece, but was unsuccessful.
In January 2014 he had successful trials in Vietnam but could not make the move due to administrative issues.
Ohilwe has featured for the senior natioal team an impressive 26 times and was part of the squad that made history in 2012 by qualifying for the 2012 Africa Nations Cup for the first time in 2012.
Meanwhile Voice Sports has been informed that this transfer window’s money spinners Extension Gunners were favorites to sign Ohilwe, only for him to have a change of heart at the last minute.
The defender was apparently not happy with P9 000 salary Gunners offered him during a meeting held at Chicken Licken in Game City.
Voice Sports was reliably informed that the Zebras hardman had proposed a P14 000 salary.
The two parties were still in the process assesing the offer when an opportunity in the form of employment at Jwaneng mine came up.
“It was simply an offer he could not resist,” Voice Sport was told.