• General view during the meeting between Bafana Bafana players and President Jacob Zuma (State President of the Republic of South Africa) at Orlando Stadium. (Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)
  • There are too many critics complaining about Bafana Bafana who have never played professional soccer, President Jacob Zuma said. (Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)
  • "There are too many critics. I was telling the team that others who are critics who have never touched the football," Zuma said. "They don't know how it feels to be inside here." (Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)
  • Flanked by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, Zuma said the players had to relax before their matches. "We have come to tell the national team that they must relax. They must not be tense and they must not listen to all these critics," he said. "They must just play what they know." (Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)
  • President Jacob Zuma said that the whole nation was behind the team. (Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)
  • Bafana players applaud the President's speech. (Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)
  • The Bafana team presented a special Bafana jersey to the President. (Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)
  • Jacob Zuma poses with the Bafana team. (Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)
  • President Jacob Zuma, Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula and SAFA President Kirsten Nematandani pose with the Bafana team and staff. (Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)
  • Jacob Zuma showed he was an avid player of football. (Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)
  • The President took the opportunity to show off some of his silky soccer skills. (Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)
  • President Jacob Zuma juggles the ball with his feet. (Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)