Vuvuzela, Bafana's secret weapon

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
By: 
Gabi Khumalo

Pretoria - South African soccer fans are planning to use the vuvuzela as their secret weapon to boost Bafana Bafana's morale during their encounter with Uruguay at Loftus Versfeld in Tshwane this evening.

Fans expect to see Bafana produce one of their best performances to date following their 1-1 draw with Mexico during the World Cup opening match last Friday.

Speaking to BuaNews ahead of this evening's match, staunch Bafana Bafana supporter, Siyabonga Maphumulo from Durban said the country's team has a distinct advantage over Uruguay.

"We have a secret weapon, the vuvuzela, like millions of other South Africans, I will be armed with my vuvuzela to unsettle the opposition.

"We will beat both Uruguay and France [on 22 June] to proceed to the second round of the tournament," said an optimistic Maphumulo.

Sharing Maphumulo's sentiments, Nompumelelo Mvula from the North West predicted that Bafana will not disappoint their fans.

"During the first match, they were a bit uptight and the stage fright led to a draw as they were afraid to touch the ball, the ice is now broken and the boys are ready....Go Bafana Bafana Go!," shouted Mvula.

Phillip Mokoena from Atteridgeville said and the boys are poised to surprise many adding that the team is ready to do better this time around.

"They have shown that we do not need miracles to stop giants, Mexico is ranked far higher than us but we drew with them, had we used our chances correctly, we could have beaten them," Mokoena said.

Thobani Mabaso from Soweto said Bafana Bafana can win the game provided that Bernard Parker or Siyabonga Nomvete get to show off their skills on the pitch.

"With those guys on the field, we can have more options up front and we can win the game."

The match will kick off at 20h30.

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