The boys did us proud – Mafani
The boys did us proud – Mafani

Posted in News on Nov 19, 2001.

Kaizer Chiefs PRO Putco Mafani joined a group of supporters to give the Glamour Boys a hero's welcome from their 1-1 draw against Inter Luanda of Angola over the weekend.

"The team has done exactly what we wanted," said Mafani. "A lot of people were predicting this results, a 1-1 draw away from home. But the reason the team is receiving a hero’s welcome is their ability not to deviate from the trend of scoring away from home.

"We are almost 90 minutes away from reaching our dream and this is also an encouraging factor," said Mafani, who added that plans were afoot to make the second leg an eventful day.

"Coincidentally it will also be World Aids Day and we are already in dialogue with government representatives on what can be done on that day to enhance that day.

"Madiba is also passionate about the subject and this becomes a perfect platform but most importantly we want to shout loud an opportunity for South Africa to demonstrate how much we embrace Africa Renaissance."

"We also want to encourage all supporters, irrespective of which teams they support to come and join us when South Africa make history.

"The same will apply to Sundowns if their final is staged in Johannesburg, we will keep on preaching the gospel of Africa Renaissance in football and to say all supporters should rally behind them because SA is making history," said Mafani.

Mafani also added that the Amakhosi camp was in touch with former President Nelson Mandela’s office to make arrangements for him to be at the final. Nothing has been finalised but an announcement will be made in due course.

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