Tshabalala has been a loyal servant if the South African national team for many years, and last week, during the World Cup match between Mexico and Bafana, he picked up his 50th cap. He celebrated that feat with a fantastic goal, allowing the hosts to draw with a talented El Tri side in the opener.
Speaking to fans throughout the day in South Africa, Goal.com discovered that the fans are hoping he comes to the party once again against Uruguay in a crucial Group A match.
Felicity was dressed in green and gold in anticipation of the game, and she was hoping to see her hero perform once again. "Shabba is going to make another goal tonight. He is a Kaizer Chiefs player and that's my team. I know he will score, he is too good."
Rasta had a similar view, saying, "It's all about scoring goals for South Africa, it has been our major problem and we need to rely on our attacking midfielders like Tshabalala and (Teko) Modise. Tshabalala especially, did you see that goal the other day? What a strike."
Finally, Loyiso was confident in the skillful midfielder's ability to score and decide the match. "He is good under pressure and the other players look to him for the goal or for a good through ball. He won't disappoint."