Man of the match awards are given to the most outstanding player on the pitch for a particular game. It is given to reward, appreciate and motivate the player on his efforts.
Recently we discovered the most unusual man of the Match awards being given to players around the African continent.
In Zimbabwe their football is sponsored by the castle brewery company and for a man of the Match perfomance, a player is given 2 cases of castle beer. We believe they go on to have a wonderful weekend.
In the Ghanaian division in Ghana, the player who displays the best perfomance is rewarded with a pair of Adidas Flip flops, we wonder how many pairs good players have now. We are not even sure if the provide the right foot size for the players.
In Botswana it is a different award but an interesting one. Considering players don't earn too much in their salaries it is good that they get to receive groceries as their man of the match awards. It takes off the burden of having to budget for groceries. A player may even decide to donate the grocery to maybe community members who are in need.
In Malawi a fan decided to show his appreciation to a good display of performance from a player on the team he supports. The fan offered a living chicken to the player as his man of the Match reward, and he humbly accepted it.
In South Africa, there's the Telkom knockout tournament sponsored by a network provider company. It was interesting to see them rewarding man of the match players with 5GB of data on their network platform.
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