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By unknown | Nov 10, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Veteran soccer boss Petros Molemela has made a passionate plea to South Africans to throw their weight behind Bafana Bafana in the build-up to the 2010 World Cup.

Molemela urged the nation to join forces with Safa in rebuilding the team, instead of pointing fingers at leaders like Molefi Oliphant, Irvin Khoza and Raymond Hack.

"Whitehead" was one of the soccer personalities who were on Saturday night in Sandton honoured by Safa for their contribution to the development of the game.

"We must work together to ensure Bafana Bafana are back to their winning ways, like it was the case in 1996 when we won the Africa Cup of Nations.

"Let us change our attitude and support Safa as part of the World Cup preparations," said Molemela, who also took a swipe at the players for not pulling up their socks.

Barbara Creecy, Gauteng MEC for sport, arts, culture and recreation, guest speaker in the absence of Minister of Sport and Recreation Makhenkesi Stofile, said government was happy with the World Cup preparations.

Creecy said government was investing a total of R91 billion in stadiums and related infrastructure projects for the World Cup.

Molefi Oliphant, Safa president, said the awards would become a yearly event on their calender to recognise the contribution of various people in soccer development.


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