Let’s buy Carlos a goodbye ticket
BAFANA Bafana played good football in the run-up to the World Cup, which left many of us shocked. They shocked us again during their first World Cup game against Mexico.
But what we saw against Uruguay was the useless Bafana that we all know; a team that keeps away fans from matches.
The team’s performance was a real shock as we, South Africa, now stand on the threshold of the ignominy of entering the Guinness Book of Records for all the wrong reasons.
We may be the first team to be kicked out in the first round as the host country.
For as long as coach Carlos Alberto Parreira fails to realise that Teko Modise, Aaron Mokoena and Steven Pienaar are playing rubbish, we won’t get anywhere as a team.
Benni McCarthy must be the happiest “fat” man in the country and I would also be, if I were in his shoes.
Why did Parreira pick a 23-men squad if he knew players like MacBeth Sibaya and Siyabonga Nomvente would not play?
During the rugby World Cup there was no such hype, but still the boys did us proud and lifted the trophy.
And again Bafana players did not wear Amabokoboko jerseys as a sign of support before that rugby tournament.
A number of companies spent money on Bafana jerseys, and some staff left work early to support the team during the first game against Mexico.
The government wasted millions on tickets, Football Fridays, Ayoba adverts, vuvuzelas, fake Bafana Tshirts and flags hoisted on cars.
We should unite for the last time and buy Parreira a ticket back to Brazil.
I won’t even bother to watch the last game against France. Thanks, Safa. We’ll now continue with our normal lives as the World Cup has ended for us: resume service delivery protests and contend with Julius Malema, Eishkom and President Jacob Zuma’s wives and 21 children.