Safa boss Kirsten Nematandani has urged the nation to rally behind Bafana in their next two qualifying matches away from home
Safa president Kirsten Nematandani believes Bafana’s game against CAR is not only important to the players, but to the entire nation.
Nemantandani has also emphasized on the importance of collecting the maximum points in Saturday’s encounter, and he wants Bafana to qualify for the 2014 Fifa World Cup to ensure continuity after the 2010 edition on home soil.
“This is a very important fixture for the entire country. We need to get all the points in the remaining matches to enhance our chances of going to Brazil. In our group, we are the only country that participated in the last World Cup and qualifying would, for us, be continuity,” Nematandani was quoted on the Safa website.
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The president has urged all South Africans to rally behind the boys, as he believes that with full support from the fans, Bafana will make the country proud.
“We need to rally behind the team as they fly the flag on behalf of the nation. It is at time likes these that the support of the country will be crucial. I have no doubt in my mind that the boys will do well,” he said.
Nematandani added that, it is every player’s dream to represent his own country in the Fifa World Cup and he believes that players should make it their priority to uplift their careers.
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He also believes that the experience of having played in the Fifa World Cup before should be an added advantage for Bafana against CAR, Ethiopia and Botswana.
“We are also the only country that has played in a World Cup in the group, so with the experience we have we cannot let this one slip by. The boys also need to qualify to make the country proud and uplift their own careers by playing in such a prestigious tournament,” added Nematandani.
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