PLAY FOR YOUR COUNTRY

DRUM - - ED'S NOTE -

I al­ways feel dis­ap­pointed when play­ers se­lected to rep­re­sent the country com­plain about bonuses be­fore even playing. What more mo­ti­va­tion do these play­ers want? Is it not a na­tional hon­our and pride to rep­re­sent the country? Wear­ing those gold and green jerseys ought to be mo­ti­va­tion enough.

I played high-school and ter­tiary-level sport – rugby, soccer, cricket, bas­ket­ball, ten­nis – but un­for­tu­nately l never made it na­tion­ally, the best l could do was to play at pro­vin­cial level.

l want to take this op­por­tu­nity to wish the Proteas, Bafana and all the teams par­tic­i­pat­ing in World Cup sport­ing codes well (Un­der pres­sure, 6 June).

Re­mem­ber, you’re not only playing to in­crease your bank balances – you’re rep­re­sent­ing all South Africans, who are behind you.

Good luck, and make us proud. MCDIVETT KHUM­BU­LANI TSHEHLA, HALFWAY HOUSE

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