Bafana’s anniversary


JOHANNESBURG. — The 3rd of February marks the 20th anniversary since Bafana Bafana lifted the coveted Africa Cup of Nations soccer trophy on home soil with a heart-stopping 2-0 win over Tunisia at a packed FNB Stadium. With South African Football Association (SAFA)’s Vision 2022 in full throttle, Technical Director and the man who led the country to that historic win, Neil Tovey, says the country is heading back to the top and implored everyone to embrace the ambitious idea.

“When we took to the field, little did we know we were creating a piece of history on the day, history that would define this country for years to come.

“We took to the field with no pressure at all and our intention was just to win the game. We never knew it would take ages to repeat the same feat but with Vision 2022, I am glad and hopeful that we are headed back to the top again,” said Tovey.

The former Bafana Bafana captain said 1996 was the greatest moment of his sporting career and thinking about receiving the trophy from the late Father of the Nation, Nelson Mandela, still gives him goosebumps. —

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