Hail Bokke! the world champions

Hail Amabokoboko! the newly crowned world rugby champions.

Hail Amabokoboko! the newly crowned world rugby champions.

They achieved this feat after beating England 15-6 in the final of the Rugby World Cup at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday night.

This win is not meant for whites only, as rugby has traditionally been perceived in the past, but for the entire South African nation. The country came alive long before the final whistle was blown, with the ululations and cacophony of a multitude of car hooters in different townships across the country.

The Springboks made us proud - showing commitment and the will to win.

They put up one of the greatest fights of their lives and they also stood their ground for the better part of the game.

I am not usually a rugby fan, but I watched the final and, man! it was exciting. I was among millions of South Africans who rooted for our team.

They showed true guts and grit in their green and gold colours.

The same colours were on display around the country to support the team which will now bring back the prestigious Webb Ellis Trophy to South Africa.

There were wild victory celebrations throughout the country, with most revellers only hitting the sack in the wee hours of the morning.

This is the second time that the Springboks have won this trophy. First it was in 1995 after the Madiba magic did wonders for the Boks on home soil.

The following year the South African national football side, Bafana Bafana, won the Africa Cup of Nations at home.

Now the Boks have made a statement that they are world-beaters and we sincerely hope Bafana Bafana will take a leaf out of Amabokoboko's triumph and stop embarrassing the country with their frequent losses.

It is now time for the Bafana team to believe in themselves and become more patriotic like Amabokoboko.

We therefore hope that in their next game we will not be forced to lick their toes for them to perform to the best of their ability.