Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa has reflected on South Africa’s performance on the soccer pitch this past weekend.
Mthethwa applauded Kaizer Chiefs who suffered a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Al Ahly in the Caf Champions League final on Saturday in Morocco.
This defeat was in favour of Pitso Mosimane’s team, an accomplished coach who hails from South Africa. And the 2021 Caf Champions League title was delivered by Caf President, Patrice Motsepe, also a South African of note.
“Our nation’s founding democratically elected President, Tata Madiba, is widely quoted stating that ‘I never lose. I either win or learn,” said Mthethwa.
“These interconnected factors from the same game makes it a weekend of celebration and lessons learned for us as a nation of winners.
“Considering that they were engaged in this contest for the title of Africa’s greatest during a weekend we were also observing Nelson Mandela Day, Kaizer Chiefs should embrace their overall journey to this point as both a win and lesson that will be an energiser into the future. And for that, one applauds Amakhosi for making it this far”.
Mthethwa also proudly extended congratulations to Mosimane for his win. He also applauded Caf President and his team for successfully pulling together the 2021 Champions League from its first game played until up to the finals held in Morocco over the weekend.
“This weekend’s tale of South African soccer good news was crowned by our national team, Bafana Bafana’s lifting of the 2021 Cosafa Cup. A big well done to our team. From here let’s go and make our mark in the continent and world” added the minister.
Bafana clinched the 2021 Cosafa Cup at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha on Sunday after beating Senegal 5-4 on penalties following a 0-0 in regulation time and extra-time.
RELATED STORY: Baxter: We couldnt follow the plan
By FARPost Reporter