“Foremost, I wish Bafana Bafana all the best against Senegal,” says Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Kaizer Motaung. “I am firmly behind our national team. It’s worldwide a given to support your national teams whenever they play.”
Motaung expressed his support for Bafana Bafana ahead of their crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier taking place at Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium on Friday, 10 October.
“This being a home fixture, the visitors must feel the pressure not only on the pitch, but from the stands too,” Motaung adds, urging South Africans to attend the game in numbers and to get behind the team.
“The squad experienced some challenges at the beginning of the camp this week. I am glad to see that all is right now. All the players are there and the preparations are in full swing. In fact, looking at the way things are shaping up, there is light at the end of the tunnel – having to overcome challenges can shoot a team to victory.”
“Positivity should carry us through to win these two matches. Senegal is a great team though. Their star player is Sadio Mane, who showcases his immense talent for Liverpool in England. I was happy to hear coach Baxter commenting that they will not focus on an individual player, but rather on their own strategy, tactics and strengths.”
“There’s a lot at stake in this match. Remember we have tasted hosting the World Cup in 2010. We also participated in the 1998 World Cup in France as well as the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan. The World Cup is a big stage for every football nation. Its impact on the nation is immeasurable. I have a firm belief that with the right frame of mind and determination, the guys will win this match.”
“I wish the team once more the very best,” concludes Motaung. “Let us unite in supporting the team on Friday.”
Friday’s World Cup qualifier is taking place at Peter Mokaba Stadium. Kick-off is at 19:00. South Africa needs to win this game to still stand a chance to qualify for the World Cup in Russia next year. Accordingly, Bafana Bafana need to snatch the three points again from Senegal in Dakar on Tuesday, 14 November.