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Eleazar Rodgers of Bafana (Gallo Images)
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Cape Town - Ever heard the one about Bafana Bafana celebrating after "qualifying" for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations - only to realise later that they had fallen short?

The South African national soccer team have in recent times been the butt of many jokes and have often made international headlines for all the wrong reasons.

While the Springboks and Proteas are often celebrated as national treasures, Bafana Bafana are often seen as a metaphor for mediocrity or how sports minister, Fikile Mbalula subtly put it, "a bunch of losers".

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