The Rugby World Cup ’23 bid is coming to a close next week and Bafana Bafana is about to kick off in World Cup qualifiers. Wear Green & Gold to show support.
The next few days are very important for South African sport. South Africans are being encouraged to show their spirit and pride by either wearing Green and Gold or displaying their love for SA publicly.
The first big day is tomorrow with Bafana Bafana kicking off the first match for the Soccer World Cup qualifiers. Bafana Bafana plays Senegal in Polokwane tomorrow, the 10th of November 2017, in the first of two must-win qualifiers.
The South African Football Association is encouraging the entire country to back the team and show them some love. They want to fill the stadium in Polokwane. Caster Semenya shared her love and hopes to see everyone doing the same.
— SAFA.net (@SAFA_net) November 2, 2017
Next week Wednesday is a big day for Rugby as the announcement for the host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup is made.
“We are within touching distance of realising a long-held dream to host the Rugby World Cup once again,”
“But we cannot falter just short of the finishing line and we need to send a clear message to the World Rugby Council that South Africa is ready and excited to host the most memorable Rugby World Cup tournament there has ever been.” – said Thulas Nxesi, Minister of Sport and Recreation.
“That is why we are calling on all South Africans to unite behind this wonderful, nation-building event that will also bring significant economic, emotional and inspirational benefits to our country.
“I would urge all South Africans to wear their Springbok jerseys or something green and gold on Friday this week as well as on D-Day – Wednesday, 15 November – to show their eagerness and excitement to welcome the Rugby World Cup back to South Africa,” said Nxesi.
So come on SA, wear your green and gold! It can be a Springboks top or a Bafana Bafana top or any green and gold getup! Let’s show our love for SA Rugby and Soccer.
“We want to turn green the factories, the schools, shops and offices and malls of South Africa each week to underline the message to the Rugby World Cup board that South Africa is the best choice to host the 2023 tournament. We are asking the country to get behind us in this scrum and help push us over the line,” said SA Rugby President Mark Alexander.