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‘My favourite President is Malema: Teboho Mokoena says on Bafana return

South Africans were left in awe when Bafana Bafana star Teboho Mokoena, upon his return from the Africa Cup of Nations at OR Tambo airport, pledged his allegiance to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema.

Julius Malema Is My Favorite President: Teboho Mokoena

Mokoena said that Julius Malema is his favorite president and that he was glad to see him at the airport for Bafana Bafana welcome.

“I am happy to see President Julius Malema, he is my favorite President in the country,” he said to wild cheers from the crowd which also comprised a large number of EFF supporters.

The national team returned from Ivory Coast, where they reached their first Nations Cup semifinal in 24 years and clinched third place.

Supporters of the EFF were well represented awaiting Bafana and made up most of the crowd early on, though more fans are expected to filter in.

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Bafana’s flight was due to touch down at 4 am but was delayed by about 50 minutes. They came through into the OR Tambo arrivals area at about 6 am.

The Journey to Bronze: Triumphs and Challenges

Bafana Bafana’s journey to the bronze medal was not without its challenges. The team had to overcome numerous obstacles, including the heartbreaking loss to Ghana in the semi-finals. However, they bounced back, demonstrating resilience and determination.

Coach Hugo Broos expressed his pride in the team’s performance: “We might not have won the tournament, but we have shown the world that South African football is on the rise. The players have given their all, and I couldn’t be prouder.”

Indeed, the team’s performance has been recognized globally. Bafana Bafana is expected to rise in the rankings, reflecting their improved skills and competitiveness.

Looking Ahead: Future Matches and Aspirations

With the Afcon tournament behind them, Bafana Bafana is now looking forward to their upcoming friendly matches against Andorra and Algeria. These matches will serve as an opportunity for the team to continue their winning streak and solidify their position as a force to be reckoned with in international football.

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For players like Orlando Pirates skipper, Innocent Maela, who missed the Afcon tournament due to injury, these matches represent a chance to prove their worth and secure a spot in the national team. “Consistency and performance are key,” says Maela. “I’m determined to work hard and earn my place back in the squad.”

As Bafana Bafana prepares to touch down on South African soil, the nation waits with bated breath. Their triumphant return, marked by the bronze medal, is a testament to their perseverance and skill. It’s a story of success that has captivated the nation and brought hope for a bright future in South African football.

In the words of coach Hugo Broos, “This is just the beginning.”

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