Boks for Bafana

June 9, 2010
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Here are some quotes from Bok management and players in support of our National Soccer team who will kick off the Soccer World Cup this Friday when they take on Mexico.

Peter de Villiers

“We are 100% behind Bafana Bafana. We will show our support by attending their match against Uruguay in Pretoria next Wednesday and each member of our squad has a Bafana jersey that we will wear on the days that they’re playing matches”

“This is such a great occasion for our country. If anything, the World Cup has created or rekindled an appreciation for flags and for the identity of a country. South Africans have bought into the event wholeheartedly. We are a nation that is passionate about sport – any sport – and this is already so clear in how our people are supporting the event and a ball is yet to be kicked. I am sure it will be a major success”.

John Smit

“It is not often that a Springbok Test will take a back seat to something else. But this certainly is the case with the Soccer World Cup and we gladly accept that. This event is important to South Africa. All the planning has been done and it’s time to show the world what South Africans can achieve. The thousands of foreign visitors will discover at least one secret and that is that South Africa is the best place in the world to live”.

“I think Bafana Bafana will do us all proud. There is a lot of expectation and pressure but they must turn that to their advantage by drawing strength from it and channeling it through the team. We won’t get to many games but we will be following their progress very closely.”

Victor Matfield

“The Vuvuzelas may be loud but they create a fantastic atmosphere. When we played the Super 14 semi-final and final at Orlando Stadium in Soweto it was the best atmosphere I have ever experienced. 50 000 people cheering and blowing vuvuzelas was amazing and I think they are here to stay. It did cause a few hassles with lineout calls but definitely made it a memorable occasion!”

Bryan Habana

“I was named after two soccer players – Bryan Robson and Gary Bailey – and have been a Manchester United fan from a very young age so I have an appreciation for the game of soccer.  This is a great event for our country and I’m sure that we will succeed and show the world what we can do when it comes to organising a big event like this. As for Bafana, I think they will be inspired by the home support and will achieve what they have set out to do at the tournament”.

Schalk Burger

“I am sure the guys will get together in the team room on Friday to watch Bafana Bafana play Mexico. Under normal circumstances it would be great to enjoy a few beers whilst doing this but with a big Test match to play on Saturday we will have to be happy with a few Energades! This is the biggest sporting event in the world and I’ll make an effort to watch as much of it as possible.”

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7 Comments

  1. avatar DavidS says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Okay so this afternoon at 12 am 40 000 people gather in the streets of Sandton for a supposed parade by Bufoona Bufoona in open top buses to meet the fans.

    Anyway so at about 14:00 about half of the Bufoona Bufoona reserves pitch in the open top bus with another bus filled with SA celebs – Danny K and Cindy Nel and YFM DJ’s etc.

    So the Bufoona Bufoona sit in the top tier looking bored ignoring the adoring fans swarming all round them. The fans were primarily poor black people who took hours out from work just to blow vuvuzelas and express their adoration and trust and love for a team whose players couldn’t give a damn about this country and have not delivered in performances. But nevertheless a sea of yellow and howling vuvuzelas stood in the sun for two hours and got a bunch of arrogant prats sitting in the top of their bus as reward.

    Well done Bufoona Bufoona

    No wonder so many of your black fans in Joburg walk around in Brazil, England and Portugal supporters jerseys…..

    I contrast this with the 2007 Boks who arrived from the UK after a 14 hour flight and FIRST went out of arrivals at ORT to show the cup to the adoring fans who came to welcome them and then signed autographs for 30 minutes before they retired for the media conferences.

    Even afterwards decent guys like Schalk Burger, Fourie Du Preez and JP PIetersen came back out and signed more autographs.

    Well screw you Bufoona Bufoona

    I’ll be wearing a Serbia supporters shirt

  2. avatar DavidS says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    PS.

    The celebs wer far far nicer to the crowd than those prats

  3. avatar fyndraai says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 8:25 pm:

    Were you one of the :Dawie: s that lined the street?

    :D

  4. avatar DavidS says:
    June 10th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    No, but my wife was… for the first hour

    Then she went back to work and watched them pass by her window… tok some pictures too.

    From

    :Dawie:

  5. avatar manvanstaal says:
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Maybe they should save the parades for when they have a trophy to parade. :whatever:

  6. avatar Ollie says:
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Reply to manvanstaal @ 11:34 am:

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  7. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 11th, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Could someone tell me why the Bafana fans are wearing the Aussie Gold and Green colours?

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