CALL upon all the football and rugby gods to forgive us all our sins and smile on South Africa AGAIN.
Makhosi (a traditional way of showing respect to ancestors).
South Africans are fed up with the state of Bafana Bafana and the Springboks, and we say: #PoorResultsMustFall
This is a true reflection of the saying: how the mighty have fallen.
And indeed the 1996 African champions, Bafana Bafana, are now a shadow of their former selves.
We should be honest and call for divine intervention.
When “Mr I was Not Hired by Media” this week pleaded with his charges to start cheating referees and dive inside the box, I knew that we need all pastors to congregate and pray for us.
We can’t go on like this when even “Mr I know it All” seems to be running out of ideas and seeking help from outside the Laws of the Game and advise players to cheat – unbelievable stuff.
“As a player, sometimes you need to break the rules, if you really want to win.
“If there’s a need to dive to earn a penalty or a set piece, then do it.
“If it’s given by the referee, that’s good and if it’s not, then hard luck,” Shakes Mashaba was quoted this week after their 1-1 draw against Ghana in a rather useless friendly in Durban at the weekend.”
By the way, Bafana are not alone in this boggy area of land that gives way underfoot, but draft in the 1995 rugby world champions, Springboks too.
T he once mighty Boks were also turned into the laughing stock of the world when they were stunned 15-57 by the Kiwis of New Zealand – calling for the transformation debate once again.
This is worse than their 53-3 drubbing by England in London 2002, which made Saturday’s loss to the boys from Down-Under as a historic occasion.
And it is just unfortunate that Allister Coetzee was the man at the helm when the “Hakka” boys turned Durban’s Growthpoint Kings Park into their slaughterhouse.
And South Africa would be naive to even think that we can bounce back against the Barbarians at Wembley Stadium, London on 5 November.
Based on their form in their last three games, can Bafana beat the highly determined and ambitious Senegal on 7 November in their second 2018 Russia Fifa World Cup qualifier?
I’m not going to say NO, but you are at liberty to say it!
Senegal’s Lions of Teranga are top of Group D.
And, as things stand, they can see the check-in points at Moscow International airport come 2018.
To all the “Men of God” who are able to turn water into wine, please come forward and pray and deliver our national teams that seem to be under a heavy dark cloud.
Let us say a prayer:
Father You are all-powerful!
Even Your thoughts produce action.
I pray for our rugby and football leaders to transform our national teams.
I also pray that they would use their positions wisely.
For You are the One who has allowed them to lead us.
We need strong men and women of faith in these kinds of leadership roles, including committed rugby and soccer players.
I pray that our men and women in authority will strive to live godly lives.
And to repent when necessary. – Amen
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#PoorResultsMustFall Springbok is become Bafana Bafana day by day