26 June 2019 – Bafana Bafana prominent supporters have asked South Africans to believe and continue supporting the team in their remaining two games against Namibia on Friday and Morocco game on 1 July.
The supporters believe the six points still to play for were within reach and this team can still achieve wonders.
South Africa lost 1-0 to Ivory Coast in the opening game, a result which has somehow dented their chances of reaching the knock out stage.
But Masilo Machaka, Botha Msila, Saddam Fred Maake and Lydia Maki popularly known as Lady D who are all here in Egypt to support the team say Bafana Bafana are in with a big shout and can still go all the way.
“We need to be hopeful and remain positive as patriotic South Africans. That is the spirit our players also need,” said Machaka.
“The outcome against Ivory Coast was unexpected but that is now water under the bridge. Let’s rally behind the boys. It is not over; the boys need our moral support and they can do it
“This is the time the players need us more than any other time because we need to pick up their morale. So, going to Namibia’s game and also Morocco, I want to say to the players, let us die for the jersey, badge and for the country. Let’s beat Libya and Morocco to go forward,” added Machaka.
His sentiments were echoed by Botha who said millions will descent to OR Tambo Airport to welcome Bafana Bafana if they do well in this AFCON tournament.
“Millions will be at the airport waiting for you with the cup. We are here to support you, though we didn’t come in big numbers. Never lose hope. The hope is still on. Players must motivate each other. We need each other, a team spirit it the only thing which will make us go forward. We can still win this (AFCON) cup. Something big is coming but we need to believe in ourselves. I believe in the players and the coach, something big is in the offing,” said Botha.
Saddam Maake said losing the Ivory Coast game was a wake up call but the players needed to pick themselves up and beat Namibia and Morocco.
“There are still 6 points to play for. I believe they belong to us. We are here to support the team. We will bring the proud South African legacy back. We are here to provide moral manpower but we also need good wishes from home,” said the buoyant Saddam Maake.
Lydia Maki known as Lady D said the boys must focus on the next game against Namibia and Morocco.
“We can make it. Everything is in our hands. But we need to win on Friday. Let’s rally behind the players and keep the South African flag flying high,” said Lady D.