Gordon Igesund urges fans to get behind Bafana

2014-01-15 10:28

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Bafana Bafana are hoping their win over Mozambique on Saturday will attract more supporters for their clash against Mali today at the Cape Town Stadium.

Coach Gordon Igesund has urged the Cape Town supporters to rally behind the team, saying their support would be appreciated and would help to motivate the players.

“We are grateful for the support we have been getting. Cape Town has always been fantastic to the team and it is nice to know we are being appreciated by the people here. I hope our performance against Mozambique will push them to come again, and we will keep on playing our part.”

The opening game attracted about 25 000 supporters, but Igesund said they could do with more and appealed to supporters to come early.

“We know it is an early kickoff and during the week when people are still making their way from work, but those who can come early must do so. We are counting on their support to spur the players on.”

Bafana and Mali are joint group leaders after winning their opening games against Mozambique and Nigeria respectively.

Igesund said their aim was to be in control of their destiny in the tournament and wanted to remain top of the group after today’s game.

Kickoff is at 5pm, and Nigeria will take on Mozambique at 8pm – also at the Cape Town Stadium.

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