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Serbia v/s South Africa Soccer Friendly

August 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Last night I stayed up late to watch the friendly match between our senior soccer national team play against Serbia whose FIFA rank is higher than us. After our good show during the Confed tournament early this year an impression was created that we would go into this match like a house on fire.

Moreso when it was revealed that Serbia, like many other teams, wouldn`t bring a full strength squad to South Africa.

During the first half of the match our team looked like winners. That was the case until Serbia scored the first goal, then the second and third. At this stage it looked like it would not rain but would pour for our boys.

It took the referee`s optional time for Mamelodi Sundowns goal poacher Katlego Mphela to slot in a beauty to make the game`s final score 1-3.

The way we are playing leaves me a bit worried up our chances as we approach the forthcoming FIFA soccer world cup which we will be hosting next. How far will we go? It will be a disgrace if we don`t make it beyond the first round.

I just hope that those in charge will do us proud next year. I just can`t stand our patriotism being compensated with a mediocre performance.

Go Bafana Go!

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