Proud again

Whatever cynics may say about the strength of the Chad national team, Bafana Bafana's weekend victory over them provided some of us with a rare moment of pride and joy.

Whatever cynics may say about the strength of the Chad national team, Bafana Bafana's weekend victory over them provided some of us with a rare moment of pride and joy.

It's still early days, but national coach Carlos Parreira has brought hope and renewed zest to our squad. He has also instilled a commendable sense of purpose and self-confidence in a squad that had long ceased to believe in itself.

After this, the coach will need more support from the nation, not only to create a positive vibe, but to show our boys have the fighting spirit and talent to make it.

At long last, it felt so good to be South African again.

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