Itumeleng Khune laments 'lack of support' after Bafana's Afcon win against Egypt
Goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is probably Bafana Bafana's biggest cheerleader, despite the team's losses. So when they beat hosts Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cairo on Saturday, Khune made sure to send a sneaky, but powerful message about the "lack of support".
His comment stirred up a conversation, with many weighing in on his observations.
Saturday's win sees Bafana Bafana face Nigeria in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Here's a snapshot of comments following Khune's tweet.
It's simple we have no football legends but only political legends..— Mawara wara (@sivokovoko) July 6, 2019
It's because we don't take our legends serious... We are afraid of writing our own history...it is too deep. I want to say it... But I am limiting it here...— Bongani Masilela Wa Azania (@I_am_Bongsie) July 6, 2019
It's not a factor
Bro, we trying to win an AFCON knock out match against hosts here. Can we support the team now & leave politics to politicians— #BafanaKaofela 🇿🇦 (@eemz_eliteMAN) July 6, 2019
Come onnnnnnn! We can’t always wanna criticize everything! Let us enjoy this GREAT winning. Please, come on! Everything isn’t toyitoyi/protest.— Not COZA Church Gbangucci (@gbangucci) July 7, 2019
Other countries are able to make their legends present?— Dumolwakhe Mbobo (@DumolwakheM) July 6, 2019
Bathong Khune! If these so called legends want to be at the tournament, they’ll go to the tournament. Ain’t nobody stopping them.