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What to do after the World Cup

2010-07-09 13:26
Dear Editor,

Football Friday, what a wonderful idea! Designed many months ago to get behind our national football side, Bafana Bafana, by getting ordinary South Africans to wear their Bafana Bafana jerseys at work.

The campaign, along with supporting our team, was also put in place to unify our nation and to instil national pride or nation building. Since the end of Apartheid, sport has been used as a tool to bring our country together and to attempt to heal our racial divide.

Problem with Football Friday however is that a) Bafana are out b) World cup is over!

So how do we keep up this spirit of national unity after the World Cup? Who on earth can we support other than Bafana? Is there any other major sport going on with our national team involved?

Wait! Could it be that the Springboks (World champions, Tri-Nations champions) are playing in the Tri-Nations starting as the World Cup ends. I have not seen any flags; I have not seen Bafana coming out in support of the Springboks as the Springboks did for Bafana. I don't see huge signs up outside offices.

People are questioning what we're going to do after the World Cup. Well how about supporting the World Champions, our national team, in their most important tournament of the year? Let's keep up the gees and the Ayoba!

Kevin King

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