Dipsy Selolwane

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Dipsy Selolwane
Personal information
Full name Diphetogo Selolwane
Date of birth (1978-01-27) 27 January 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Gaborone, Botswana
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
Pretoria University
Number 8
Youth career
2000 Harris–Stowe State University
2001 Saint Louis University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Gaborone United
2001–2002 Vejle BK 5 (0)
2002–2005 Chicago Fire 27 (3)
2005 Real Salt Lake 8 (0)
2005–2007 Santos 45 (13)
2007 Jomo Cosmos 2 (0)
2008–2010 Ajax Cape Town 61 (8)
2010–2012 Supersport United 39 (2)
2012– Pretoria University
National team
1999– Botswana 42 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 25, 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 28, 2012

Diphetogo "Dipsy" Selolwane (born January 27, 1978 in Gaborone) is a Botswana football (soccer) midfielder for South African Premier Soccer League club University of Pretoria. He has played as a striker in Major League Soccer.[1]

Selolwane first played for Gaborone United in the Botswana Premier League. After playing college soccer at St. Louis University and being named first-team All-American in 2001, Selolwane was drafted 36th overall in the 2002 MLS Superdraft by the Chicago Fire. Selolwane was traded to Real Salt Lake after the 2004 MLS season but failed to make an impact and was released during the 2005 season. In four years of limited action in MLS, he scored three goals.

He returned to Africa, first to Botswana and then to the South African Premier Soccer League. His first PSL club was Santos, before moving to Jomo Cosmos, after having a very disappointing 2006-07 season. He signed with Ezenkosi for the 2007-08 season, but made only two appearances and joined Ajax Cape Town in early 2008. His PSL career flourished at Ajax, where he was converted to a midfielder and earned a July 2010 move to league champions Supersport United.

Selolwane is also a significant player for the Botswana national football team. On 28 January 2012, Selolwane converted a penalty (on the second attempt - his first effort was saved, but the referee ordered it retaken due to infringement), which temporarily equalized the score in the 1:6 loss against Guinea. Thus, he entered the annals of history for Botswana, as this was the first ever goal scored by the national team in a major international tournament.[2]


  1. ^ "Dipsy Selolwane Player Profile". MTN Football. January 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Guinea revive Africa Cup of Nations hopes by thrashing Botswana". Guardian.co.uk. 2012-01-28. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 

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