Football Friday: organisers disappointed

2009-10-26 00:00

AWESOME SA has called on South Africans to support the Football Friday campaign.

Di Smith of Awesome SA said she was disappointed this past week to see there were very few people who seemed to be supporting the initiative, which aims to build local support and enthusiasm ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

She said Football Fridays are part of the Fly the Flag for Football campaign, launched earlier this year.

“South Africans are being encouraged to adopt Football Friday and to wear the shirt of their favourite team. Let us encourage our national team by showing our support each Friday, and hopefully with the reinstating of Parreira as the Bafana coach this will bring results by the kick-off of the World Cup.”

Smith said that by wearing a football shirt to work, or just socially, each Friday, South Africans will be showing their “true colours as supporters of South Africa proudly hosting the biggest sporting event in the world”. — Witness Reporter.

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