‘We need to defund Bafana Bafana’ - fans fume after team fails to qualify for Afcon
Bafana Bafana failed to impress on Sunday after they ended their pursuit to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
The national team suffered a 2-0 defeat in a match at the Al-Hilal Stadium in Khartoum against Sudan.
Bafana needed either a win or a draw to book their spot for the Cup of Nations.
Some disappointed fans called for coach Molefi Ntseki to step down.
Sudan scored their first goal three minutes into the match, and as thousands followed the updates via Bafana’s official Twitter page, they were clear they expected an equalising goal.
The opponents scored their second goal 30 minutes into the match, leaving Bafana Bafana under immense pressure to score two goals in the second half.
The coach told TimesLIVE ahead of the match the team was determined to qualify.
“For us, it is to qualify and we will definitely take advantage of the two options [a draw or a win]. As long as at the end of the game‚ either of the two options will have to work for us‚” he said.
This is what fans had to say on social media:
Molefi Ntseki won't be fired by SAFA. Covid and restrictions will be used as an excuse for us failing to qualify 😂— Maestro (@GreatMaestrojoy) March 28, 2021
How I wish Bafana Bafana could walk back home. They don't deserve to fly back.— H O P E Y 💕 (@Shes_fair) March 28, 2021
Bafana Bafana is like that rich kid with everything at home Swimming pool. Playstation 5— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) March 28, 2021
Carry a good lunchbox with in school.. Wear those nerd glasses 🤓 but Damokop in a Class
Can't compete & up with kids who eat pap & soup ye Feeding scheme for lunch
We honestly need to consider defunding Bafana Bafana. Put that money towards free education— Lesilo Rula (@kay_mahapa) March 28, 2021
Bafana Bafana is the only true reflection of what South Africa really is as a country. 💀— Culprit (@CulpritEnter) March 28, 2021