This is a huge week for South Africa. The dust begins to settle on the Telkom Knock Out and some giants are left licking their wounds. The nation now turns its attention to Senegal and the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers. The odds are against us, but we may have a secret weapon – Lars Veldwijk.
The Dutch born striker will be playing for South Africa on a technicality. The supporters seem very hopeful about what he can bring to the team. Folklore regarding his goalscoring prowess has spread like wildfire.
There are, however two questions that remain in the minds of South Africans – will Shakes Mashaba even play him? And will he be the next Davide Somma? If the answers are yes followed by no, then the future looks bright for Lars.
“Welcome home Veldwijk I wish you all the best, I do hope you will help our Nation even though I don't know your play but your body tells a lot I see something good is coming. One Nation one goal go Bafana Bafana go.” – razzmatazz-wa-papascelo
“I hope u going to end the goals problems in our team and we welcome you” - Goodboyhlatshwayo
“Don't be too excited coz Mashaba can bench for first 4 to 5 matches before he can play you.....” – jona_1@crossbones
“All I can say is, regardless who represent us, we just need results, even President Zuma can become our striker, as long he score goals. Well done Mashaba you have done something great for the country and i hope this is a deserving and good decision you made.” – Mr_Down
“Good luck Mr Lars I hope the coach gives you your debut, We've been looking for a high scoring striker for long now we hope u are the one we've been looking for.” – Stanza_waka_Mugwena
“Hope Madala will play him 90mins, he looks like a beast.” – geenaro_wale_khosi_manu
“Good choice young man, make papa proud and bang those goals. we are all behind you and the boys, I can feel it in my bones that you’re the solution to our goal scoring problem.” - majenz
“We hope you'll be the solution or you'll end up like David Somma.” – Bucs-10
Do you think Lars is the answer to our problems?