JUST two weeks ago word was out that one of Botswana’s celebrated football supporters, Paparampa David was dead.
The self declared Township Rollers number one supporter who has one of the gold memberships for the club is admitted at Princes Marina hospital and recovering. When news that he was dead reached him Paparampa was quick to send a message that The Voice be contacted to tell the nation and the Rollers family that he was well and alive.
When Voice Sport visited him at the hospital the talkative 34-year old was happy that he had not been forgotten. “People thought I was dead, some may have been joking but I am recovering as you can see.
“I can now walk to the tuck-shops outside the wards to buy a cigarette and a drink. My feet were swollen and I couldn’t walk properly but now I have since recovered.
The only problem is that I can’t walk barefoot because it’s painful. I have to be always in my shoes” Paparampa said before leading Voice Sport on a walk outside the medical ward.
Even when he left the ward he reported to the nurses in the ward who all seemed to be happy with his attitude and asked him whether he had already taken his mediation.
“These nurses take good care of me.
They don’t trouble me because they know that I am a Rollers fan and there are lots of Rollers fans here,” he said.
Paparampa has become a darling of all hospital staff and during the hour that we spent with him his popularity was evident from the attention he attracted.
The Metsimotlhabe born soccer fanatic said he was worried that people back at home and his father may not be aware that he was sick or may not have the transport money to visit him.
“I need more and more Rollers fans as well as players to come and check me here because really it is important for me to see them.
“I have also heard that Rollers is doing well and they only need me to spice up everything. I am told I will be discharged soon” he said in parting.