Botswana’s ex-leader Ian Khama shows off some football skills

FB_IMG_1530124344740A video of retired former Botswana president Ian Khama in a soccer match, has emerged on social media, with many marvelling at the lifestyle he has chosen after leaving the higher office of the land.

Khama, the son of Botswana’s first post-independence leader, officially stepped down as president in March after serving the constitutional maximum of 10 years in office.

In the video posted to social media, Khama, in the number 10 jersey, is seen displaying some skills as he skillfully side-steps an opposition player to place the ball neatly at the back of the net in “world-class fashion”.

President Khama, 64, has been in power since 2008 and was replaced in March 31 by his deputy president Mokgweetsi Masisi. Mr Khama is the fourth president of Botswana since the country’s independence from Britain in 1966.

Multi-party democracy

Botswana is one of the Africa’s most stable countries and the continent’s longest continuous multi-party democracy. The southern African nation is relatively free of corruption and has a good human rights record.

Apart from playing football, Khama also seems to spend most of his time doing charity work, an evidenced by pictures on his Facebook page.

The page is full of pictures of him hanging out with villagers and donating some goodies to children.

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