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INTERNATIONAL fashion mogul Kimora Lee Simmons yesterday led the chorus of support for Bafana Bafana when they take on France in Bloemfontein today.
Simmons, who is in Cape Cape Town with her husband Djimon, has been tweeting furiously about the country.
"South Africa is a place of great inspiration for me. The country is so beautiful and the people are sweet, kind and full of spirit! I have 'met' so many great people through my twitter, so I 'speak' with South Africans everyday! They are global, engaged ...!
"I can't believe apartheid was only abolished 20 years ago, and now the whole world is here! Djimon and I are riding with all the Africans on this one! Good luck, Bafana."
Said Miss SA Nicole Flint: "I wish you the very best in your final group game! While qualifying for the next round might be difficult, I trust you will go on to the field and make South Africa proud!
Musician Danny K added his support: "No other team for me, no other country! Wishing our boys the best as they take on a depleted France.
"Dig deep, focus and leave it all on the field. A nation still very much behind you. Viva, Bafana Bafana, Viva!"
Read Freshlyground's Waka Waka musicians' message: "The game with France is a challenge, but the boys can do it.
"They have a whole nation coming together in support of the yellow jersey! Make us proud Bafana!"
Actor Mika Stefano said: "You have united a nation and brought us all together, young and old, black and white, gay and straight.
"And that is the biggest goal you could have scored. You are our boys and we are behind you all the way.
"Stay focused and do us proud ... I know you can! Let's all wear our green and gold Bafana gear to show our support ... As a nation, we stand together, do us proud!"
l "You are our team and we support you no matter what. The whole nation is behind you, sisonke Bafana!" - Tumisho Masha, actor.
l "With the whole of South Africa and the African continent behind Bafana , we all believe in you and know that you will be incredible today!" - Liezel van der Westhuizen, actress.
l "Our fab Bafana, cognisance must be taken, it's not so Ayoba out there, but emphasis made is that we are un-endlessly behind you." - Paledi and Reginald - designers, RjKay Creations.
l "Today's game is big for us all - we have to win big to go through. But no matter what happens, we are behind you ..." - Ashley Hayden, Survivor runner-up.
l "We'll wave our flags higher and blow our vuvuzelas even louder for the world to see that South Africa is united and we support one team: Bafana Bafana!" - Terry Pheto, model and actress.
l "Bafana, we believe in you, don't give up, miracles do happen. Just go out there and do what you do best and make us proud." - Winnie Khumalo, musician.
l"When days are dark, fans are few ... but not this one! I am 100percent behind Banna Banna!" - HHP, musician.