After a messy affair of first matches of the first round, Super Diski finally comes Home tonight.
The best you can do after reading this, is to check or re-read my earlier post of “A LETTER TO BAFANA”. That is our agenda tonight and we are not compromising. If you have your sympathies elsewhere, we are not negotiating and NO thanks for the bribe. Asiyidli iNando’s.
Bafana get into this fixture ever encouraged by the results that started by a 1-0 loss of Nigeria to Argentina. This made them feel better because they achieved a 1-1 draw with Mexico. Cameroon and Algeria also lost 1-0 each. The victory for Ghana, as well as a sterling 0-0 between Ivory Coast and Portugal, served to tell Bafana Bafana that it can be done.
Several other underdog results, the latest being a Swiss’ 1-0 victory over the flamboyant European champions, are an inspiration to Parreira as he reads my letter to the players. The goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, noted the absence of fans at Soccer City and asked them to come armed with Vuvuzela. If the fans turn up as per his request, half the game is won.
The previous result of Bafana was something to build on. The confidence is soaring. The midfield will be packed. The attack and penetration will be tenacios. People may be surprised by an exclusion of Tshalala or Pienaar in the starting line up. This will be made to give more steel defensively. There must be more room for another striker, Siyabonga Nomvethe or Surprise Moriri.
I will not mess you up with further details as we covered earlier today. Let South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup begin.
Folks, we party tonight! Shaaapa Bafana Shapa!