WATCH | Lol! Somizi wants Sundowns to be the official South African national team
After Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Moroccan giants Wydad AC 2-0 in the second leg of the African Football League final at the Loftus Stadium in Pretoria on Sunday, Somizi Mhlongo is convinced the team should be considered the South African national team.
Over the years, soccer fans have seen Bafana Bafana qualify for the World Cup in Japan and Korea in 2002, as well as in 2010 when South Africa hosted the competition. However, the team failed to qualify for the event in 2006, 2014, 2018 and 2022.
Somizi took to his timeline on Monday suggesting the players in the Sundowns team represent South Africa.
“How about Sundowns becomes the national team? I'm not a supporter of Sundowns, but it makes sense. They play well as a team, they know each other and they are good and they are rich.
“They'll play when they play locally as Sundowns, but when it's time for the World Cup Sundowns go as South Africa. Because this other one doesn't work and that's the only sporting code that doesn't make sense.”
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