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Friday, October 7, 2011

Bafana Bafana Siyaya Kwi-Afcon 2012?


Almost all South Africans are looking forward to the Bafana Bafana match against Sierra Leon on Saturday at Mbombela stadium. The Local national team is expected to qualify for this coming African cup of nations to be held at Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Failing to qualify will be a huge humiliation for the country as this will be the second consecutive AFCON.  There’s no doubt all eyes are on us whether we will go qualify since we failed to qualify on the previous tournament.

The sad part is that Bafana’s future is not in their hands. Niger which will be playing away to Egypt will have to lose while Bafana battle at least for a draw. Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane still believes that the sinner do enter the kingdom of heaven on the last day. He believes that Niger is the weakest team in the group particularly when playing away. But the question remains whether Pharaohs’ boys will sympathise with Bafana and release them from this slavery life of not qualifying. 

After all Pitso has no choice he has to be positive to calm down the frustrated soccer lovers. If they qualify you can you can imagine the excitement that will be in our country. I won’t go into details because you saw the atmospheres during the 2010 soccer World cup. We even managed to see the smiles of the toothless. We saw people on wheelchairs dancing the Bafana dance.


The fact that their game will be televised give us hope that we will win. It’s obvious our boys can’t perform well if they are not shown on TV. Perhaps that was the reason why they loss to Niger few weeks back. The boys are promising a victory. The good part is that our goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune had some counseling session with the coach. He has been leaking lately. His confidence needed to be recharged.

In this game players need to understand what is at stake for us to win. They need to be sharp before the magnet. As much as the draw and a win for Egypt can rescue the nation, but we need a win. Our players can be blunt before the poles. In our latest game against Egypt our number one striker Katlego Mphela got a one on one but what did he do? Again Tlou Sekgolela got an opportunity of a decade but what did he do? It was “eishhh”and if we won that game we wouldn’t be crossing our fingers and toes at all.

In this game we are expecting a 100 percent dedication from the boys who will need to be real men on the day. This is not a good time to criticize the selection of players. All we have to do now is to be behind our national team. Mosimane will once again plan his tactics without Steven Pienaar however that does not mean we can’t win. Bafana will have to play like our national Rugby team who play like their lives depend on the game they play at that moment

The match takes place at the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday afternoon Kickoff at 17h00.



Story by Luvo Mlobeli/ Leave your comments for me below the comment box or send them via email to sportxtra@goxtranews.com
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