Minister Nathi Mthethwa congratulates Bafana Bafana for their remarkable win against Ghana Black Stars

Pic credit Bafana Bafana

6 September 2021

South Africa’s senior national team, Bafana Bafana, have jumped on  the top of Group G now with four points, setting them on probable motion to qualify for the FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Hugo Broos, the national team coach, led the team to a super victory against Ghana's Black Stars at FNB Stadium, winning 1-0 in a game that many thought would be threatening for the SA Senior Men’s National Team.
Bafana Bafana are now leading Group G after collecting one point during their initial goal-less draw match against neigbouring Zimbabwe last Friday.

Minister Nathi Mthethwa who followed the match closely indicated the following at the end of the proceedings: “Congratulations to our youngest looking Bafana Bafana who proved to be too much for Ghana throughout the 90 minutes. This result will go a long way in giving hope to a nation that has been starved of victories. I so hope that as a nation we can give our youngsters the much needed support by standing up in large numbers and getting vaccinated so that when they play their final qualifiers, they are able to play in the presense of our passionate supporters.”

Next stop for Bafana Bafana is their travel to Ethiopia on the 6th of October for their next FIFA World Cup Qualifier.

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Issued by the National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture