Forget Cash Prize Or Luxury Cars, This ‘Man Of The Match’ Player In South Africa Received 5GB Internet Data As An Award

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8:44 pm 10 Jan, 2018

Mobile data in South Africa remains one of the most expensive is compared to when benchmarked against other countries. Data prices for South Africa were also 134 percent more expensive compared to other BRICS-member countries Brazil, Russia, India and China.

So, normally you would expect champagne, cash prizes, land or even luxury car as a prize when you become a ‘man of the match’ player… but things are rather different in South Africa.

What would come as a surprise to millions of Internet users in India, Mamelodi Sundowns skipper Hlompho Kekana was awarded a 5GB chunk of mobile data when he was named man of the match. However, it is hardly surprising in the Rainbow Nation, as mobile data is a valued possession here.

It sent Twitter users scrambling to reveal other unusual awards in African football:

And it is not just South Africa, in Ghana players can be seen getting un-photogenic award of a pair of sports sandals.


In Zimbabwe, one player picked up 24 bottles of lager.



And, perhaps best of all, a player in Botswana won a tub full of groceries.



Something similar has happened in India too. Haryana’s Animal Husbandry Minister Om Prakash Dhankar have given cows to the state’s six medal winners at the Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships that concluded in Guwahati. Dhankar, who is also president of the Boxing Haryana Association, pointed out the “benefits” of cow’s milk for boxers. Dhankar said the cows would be of a local variety, which would give over 10 litres of milk per day.

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