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Bafana can score 7 - fans

2010-06-22 15:10

Bloemfontein – Groups of soccer fans blaring their vuvuzelas have started arriving at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein for the Bafana Bafana-France game on Tuesday.

“If Portugal could get seven goals, why not Bafana?” said a smiling home team fan.

Mooketsi Mocumi and Nkae, both wearing huge makarapa hard hats, flew in from Johannesburg during the morning.

Asked why they were at the stadium so early, Mooketsi said they were “feeling it”.

The first buses started arriving at the stadium just before 13:00, carrying supporters of both teams, mostly from out of town.

Aron Amarchund and a group from a Durban company arrived, vuvuzelas tooting.

We will win

“We will win, we must try,” he said.

The group came on Monday and were staying in a hotel outside Bloemfontein at Thaba'Nchu.

“We will give some vibe to the town (Bloemfontein) tonight,” he said smiling.

Andre de Beer and his wife, from East London, also arrived on Monday in the city.

“I was worried about the heavy Bloemfontein traffic,” he joked when asked why he was so early.

De Beer said the game would worth watching, despite the reported infighting in the French team.

Worthwhile

“It’s always worthwhile to watch the game.”

Four North West women wearing SA flag blankets, colourful soccer hats and warm jackets arrived well before noon.

Ruth Moroka said they drove from Mafikeng to watch the game.

“We’re feeling it, no rush, we are relaxed.”

Dumisa Seshabe said they were sure Bafana Bafana would win the game. “Bafana Bafana is ‘n wenner (Bafana is a winner).”

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