DENOSA has already declared its blood and green throughout the AFCON tournament.
And a day after Bafana Bafana beat Angola, the atmosphere at the head office was so joyous that all members gathered during tea time on Thursday to celebrate the victory by reliving the moments around the table.
Deputy General Secretary, David Makhombe, is adamant that Gordon Igesund’s boys could actually take this tournament if they could avoid the two nationals that he fears the most: Nigeria and Ivory Coast.
“We only need a point to advance to the next round (quarter finals); we have 4 points in group, and other teams have 2, 2, and 1 respectively. Defensively, we are sound. And Morroco might need to beat us by 3 goals in order to upset our chances of proceeding to the next round, why is unlikely,” he said.
Senior librarian at DENOSA and a staunch soccer fanatic, Khorotho Setlago, attributes Bafana’s win to Gordon’s innovation.
“He used the 3-4-3 playing system, which was the first time that Bafana Bafana played with three strikers at once in the history of our national team, and it yielded positive results for us. This sort of innovation was once applied by Paul Dolezar while he was at Bloemfontein Celtic where he used 3-6-1, and he won the cup for the team after more than 20 years of cup drought for Celtic,” said Khorotho.
Bafana’s next game is against Morocco on Sunday at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban and the tickets are sold out. DENOSA wishes Bafana all the best in their game as they bring back the glory days of 1996.