Bafana Bafana receives support from Ramaphosa.

Bafana Bafana receives support from Ramaphosa.

Good luck or jinxing it? President Cyril Ramaphosa claims he ‘expects Bafana Bafana to win’ in their Afcon match against Morocco.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has complete confidence that Bafana Bafana will not only be able to win their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) game against Morocco, but win the entire tournament.

Like he did with the Springboks during the Rugby World Cup, the statesman shared a good luck message to the South African soccer team.

The African tournament is currently underway in Ivory Coast.


On Tuesday, 30 January, Bafana Bafana will take on Morocco in the Afcon round of 16.

The match takes place at the San Pedro Stadium in Ivory Coast at 22:00 SA time.

Should they win, they will advance to the competition’s quarter-finals and face either Cape Verde or Mauritania.

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According to coach Hugo Broos, a victory in the crucial match could pave the way to winning the Afcon title.

In a media conference, he said, “So we know that if we can [beat Morocco], we take a big step towards what we all wanted — playing in the final and maybe winning it.”


Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished Bafana Bafana well ahead of their game.

In a video posted on X, he said: “They’re going to win, without any doubt.

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“I expect them to win. I’m here with their super coach [Zizi Kodwa]. The whole nation is behind them. We want them to play their hearts out.

“If they win tonight, they will be able to bring the cup home.

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