We Have To Win This One
Mama Fefe Sonti – SLSC Committee Member
Hello, football family
On Sundowns’ CAF Champions League exit
It is unfortunate that Mamelodi Sundowns lost to Wydad Casablanca on Saturday evening. They tried their best, but I still think that they lost it here at home when they won by 1-0. I believe that in that home leg they should’ve scored at least three goals based on the number of chances they created in that game. Goals work in your favour in this competition. Still, they made us proud because they lost it on the lottery of a penalty shootout. I for one still recognise them as champions even though they lost the game. We should all applaud and encourage coach Pitso and his boys for the hard work that they put in representing us and flying the South African flag high.
On SuperSport in the CAF Confederation Cup
Congratulations to SuperSport United for going through to the semi-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup. They really fought hard. I think their coach Eric Tinkler’s experience in the competition is helping them. Remember he went to the final of this competition two seasons ago when he was in charge of Orlando Pirates. Good luck to Matsatsantsa a Pitori in the semis. They must know that they are our only hope now and the whole country is behind them all the way.
On Bafana Bafana’s upcoming World Cup qualifier
We have a massive task to overcome Burkina Faso in the upcoming World Cup qualifier. If we are to increase our chances of going to Russia in 2018, then we have to win this one. I have to say though that we were unlucky not to win the games against Cape Verde. That has somewhat damaged our chances. Now we have to hope and pray that even if we win against Burkina Faso, the result of the other game goes in our favour. We still have a replay and an away game against Senegal. That’s the six points we have to get if we are to go to the World Cup. On behalf of Soccer Laduma Supporters Club and the football fraternity as a whole in Mzansi, I wish Bafana Bafana everything of the best. We have Mr Magic in Stuart Baxter. He can do it for us!
On Supporters Club’s Vision 2017
Supporters Club’s vision 2017 was to fill the stadiums and I can safely say that we are 80 percent there. We have done a lot since we started and it is just a matter of time before we say ‘Mission Accomplished’!
‘Til we talk again
Mama Fefe Sonti