Bafana Bafana embraces the support of the nation, committed to represent its country with pride and passion
South Africa unites behind its national team and pours onto the streets to show support as the 2010 FIFA World Cup nears kicks off
The proud support of a nation is tangible as the FIFA 2010 World Cup kicks nears kick off. Two days ahead of the first whistle, the nation came out onto the streets in its masses to support the national team. This visible support for the national team is the foundation for a world cup campaign to be proud of.
“This is the biggest show of public support for our team in the history of the professional game. Today we are proud to be South African and today we are committed to flying our flag as we prepare to enter this competition,” said SAFA CEO Leslie Sedibe.
Bafana Bafana greatly appreciates the support the nation has given them up to this point in the lead up to the start of the historic 2010 FIFA World Cup on African soil. “We would also like to thank our sponsors (Absa and Castle) and all our partners,” added Sedibe.
“We know that all of you will be forming a human chain throughout the country in support of Bafana Bafana and we sincerely thank you in advance for the overwhelming support. As you might be aware the team has to stay focused for the task ahead in order to make you proud and as such only some of our players will pass by the parade in Sandton for this wonderful occasion. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed and the team is very encouraged,” said SAFA President Kirsten Nematandani.
From the leadership of the South African Football Association, the players and the technical team as well as the management of Bafana Bafana we would like to say "Thank you one, thank you all."
The team is committed to playing with pride and passion as it represents our country on the field in the coming tournament.