Rugby fanatics in Mpophomeni counting down

2011-09-02 00:00

A MPOPHOMENI businessman has turned the wall surrounding his house into a canvas for messages of support to spur on the Springboks during the Rugby World Cup.

The national team flew to New Zealand last night to defend the world title.

Coming into Mpophomeni you are welcomed by the concrete wall painted in South African colours. It is impossible to miss this wall of patriotism, which is at the entrance to the township. Flags are flown high and cars hoot when passing the wall.

The countdown to the start of the World Cup on September 9 is changed every day.

Rugby fanatic Phathi Zondi said this is the way he supports the national team and he urged other South Africans to proudly support the Boks in whatever way they choose. “We supported Bafana Bafana during the 2010 World Cup, now is the time of the Bokke … Let us unite behind the team so that they can make us proud.”

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