The three major newspapers all unanimously agree that three points are necessary for Bafana against the All Whites of New Zealand. The host national side is on one point after the 0-0 draw against Iraq in their first match.
The Star: “We’ll KO the Kiwi’s, promises an upbeat Santana.”
The daily newspaper led the line of media pressure on the South Africans by
repeating what coach Joel Santana had said during yesterday’s press conference.
The Citizen: “Crunch time for Bafana,” the paper announced, with an article declaring, “It’s do or die
for Bafana.” The newspaper focused on how important the encounter is, with the
next match against Spain in mind.
The Sowetan: “Bafana must attack.” The Soweto-based
newspaper has tactical advice for Santana and his charges, hoping that the side
will come out all guns blazing in an attempt to get all three points.
Peter Pedroncelli, Goal.com