Bafana Bafana

Zuma hails Bafana heroes

2013-11-20 15:36
Jacob Zuma (AP)
Cape Town - Following Bafana Bafana’s famous 1-0 victory over the world and European champions, Spain, President Jacob Zuma gave credit to the players and the technical team members.

GALLERY: Bafana's shock victory!

According to a report on the SAFA’s official website, Zuma - who was in attendance at the FNB Stadium on Tuesday night - led a huge delegation of dignitaries to the players’ dressing room to personally thank and shake hands with each member of the team for their unexpected and heroic performance.

The President was accompanied by former President, Thabo Mbeki, Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula, SAFA President Danny Jordaan, Minister of Constitutional Justice Jeff Radebe and the Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.  

“Thank you very much for a fine win, you have made us proud as a nation. In my view you had more shots at goal and you could have scored more goals,” said Zuma.

“You really deserve this victory. I am here to congratulate you because you have made the country proud. I am also happy that we had former President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki here to witness this historic victory, showing that we came out in full force to support you - which means you had no option but to win.

“Thank you very much for this performance, well done. It was absolutely wonderful watching you, the country is very happy. We are all proud of you,” he added.

Bernard Parker’s 56th minute goal was enough to claim a victory for Gordon Igesund’s charges.

It was the Kaizer Chiefs striker’s 19th goal in the national colours.

Victory for South Africa meant that Spain’s dominance over Bafana came to an end, having won the previous three encounters.

Bafana’s next game will be against Brazil in March next year at FNB Stadium.

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