Mbabane - Following their disappointing pre-season outing to neighbours Swaziland over the weekend, Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung has outlined why the Phefeni Glamour Boys decided to take part on the one day spectacle.
Chiefs were booted out of the Kings Cup semi-final clash after going down to Mbabane Swallows 4-2 on penalties after a goalless stalemate at the Mbabane stadium on Saturday.
“Bob Steak” said the main purpose was to send the message of unity and giving hope to the Swaziland citizens on the day, taking into considerations the recent xenophobic outbreaks in South Africa.
"It was all about unity and giving the people from Swaziland hope on the day," insisted Motaung.
"It was all about giving them love and support and obviously emphasising on the Xenophobia issues.
"In South Africa we love each other and we also love everyone living in the country."
Motaung, 45, also hinted that their participation was motivated by the Nelson Mandela Day as the former state President used to believe that sport is a great form of unity among various people in society.
"We can mix with any African citizen and that’s why we participated in the Kings Cup.
"Just to unite people in Swaziland as footballers and it was a wonderful day, again most motivated by that it was the Nelson Mandela day and Madiba used to say that sports unite people in society."