Vodacom Super 14

Pirates wish Bulls good luck

2010-05-21 16:02
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Orlando - The Bulls will invade Soweto on Saturday with more confidence as their hosts for the Super 14 semi-final match, Orlando Pirates, have thrown their weight firmly behind the defending champions.

The game is already creating history by being the first international rugby match to be staged in Soweto, with the refurbished home of Pirates serving as the perfect replacement venue for Fortress Loftus.

And now as one of the country’s most popular footballing teams, and sharing the same title sponsor in Vodacom, the Buccaneers are keen for their rugby cousins to do the nation proud with an inspired performance on Saturday.

“We have always admired the fighting spirit of the Bulls, their professionalism and the manner in which they achieve success as a family unit, no matter how great the challenge. This weekend we open up our home to them as they create history in Soweto. We want the world to know that this weekend we won’t be screaming ‘Up the Bucs’ but rather ‘Up the Bulls!’ said Nkosana Khoza Marketing Manager of Orlando Pirates Football Club.

“The Crusaders are worthy opponents, but like overseas teams fear Loftus Versfeld, our footballing opposition knows that this is a fortress. We want the Bulls to know that our home is their home – not only for the team but for the thousands of fanatical Player 23 Bulls fans that are heading our way. Soweto wants you here and Soweto welcomes you.”

The Bulls took the first step to a cross-over friendship with the beautiful game when they donned Bafana Bafana jerseys recently for the flight on their overseas leg of the Vodacom Super 14 and the national soccer team returned the compliment by supporting them when the Bulls faced the Crusaders at Loftus Versfeld in their league fixture two weeks ago.

“For Orlando Pirates to welcome the Bulls is magnificent, and it shows how far we have come as a country with this historic match. Soweto will be a hive of light blue this weekend as the Vodacom Bulls break down more barriers with this game.  Both teams have shown how sport can transcend any differences and how we as South Africans can stand together for a common goal,” Enzo Scarcella, Marketing Executive for Vodacom said ahead of the semi-final.

“We want to congratulate Pirates for hosting the Bulls and wish the Bulls unbelievable success on Saturday.”   Scarcella called on supporters of both the Vodacom Bulls and Orlando Pirates to come together in the next few weeks and Join the Voice behind Bafana Bafana as they take on the best sides in the world.

“Just as the Bulls and Pirates supporters are fanatical and passionate Player 23s that stand behind their team, we want them – as well as the entire South Africa – to create a massive wave of support behind Bafana Bafana. The world is watching us, and we can show them how passionate and proud we are of our sporting heroes.”

SMS your message of support for Bafana Bafana to 35600 and you could also win weekly and monthly prizes of handsets and signed Bafana Bafana jerseys. There is also a grand prize of R1 million for one fan who Joins the Voice behind Bafana Bafana.

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