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SOUTH African soccer icon Lucas "Master Pieces" Moripe has urged Bafana Bafana to approach the 2010 Fifa World Cup finals in stages, with the immediate focus being to qualify for the knockout stages for the first time.
"Winning the World Cup is the main objective, but we need to go beyond the group stages first," said Moripe, who is on cloud nine that Super Stadium in Atteridgeville will be renamed after him.
Bafana Bafana will be making their third appearance in the World Cup finals since the country was readmitted to Fifa in 1992. They were bundled out in the group stages in 1998 (France) and 2002 (South Korea and Japan).
"We have a solid chance of qualifying for the knockout stages, I think the training camps we had in Brazil and Germany will help us a lot during the tournament," Moripe said.
"We will have players who are in good shape. It is important for our players to be fit because they will be coming up against some of the best players in the world.
"As citizens of the country we must rally round them. Once we have qualified for the knockout stages, anything can happen.
"We are playing at home and I have no doubt our players will make us proud with the support of the entire nation. We can even make it to the final. The trend with the World Cup since 1998 is that the host teams have done pretty well despite going into the tournament as underdogs."
Moripe feels the six African teams have the perfect platform to shine.
"There is talent in abundance in Africa. Most of them are doing well in Europe - the likes of Aaron Mokoena, Steven Pienaar, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto'o and Obafemi Martins."
On Super Stadium being named after him, Moripe said: "This is wonderful. A big thank you to our mayor, Gwen Ramokgopa, and City of Tshwane."