The South African sporting world will soon take center stage as Team South Africa will make their way to the 2012 London Olympics. What an event it will be, I personally can’t wait.
Well, not that the rest of our sporting world is taking a back seat. The Proteas are currently in New Zealand, the PSL title race is still going on and the Cape Epic is also coming this weekend, all our sports loving South Africans are ‘fed’ to the fullest at the moment.
Just a few days ago the sports minister, Fikile Mbalula held a congratulately gala dinner for Banyana Banyana and the SA women’s hockey team for qualifying for the Olympics.
I couldn’t help but think of the ‘green and gold’parade that caused a stand still in Sandton ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, held for Bafana Bafana.
This, I believe jinxed us at the first ever Africa hosted World Cup that had us eliminated in the group stages of the tournament.
A world record. The first host country to leave the competition at that stage.
I asked myself, “Was the ministry forward for having this dinner? Couldn’t we have waited till they came back from the competition?” But hey, who am I to ask? I know it is Banyana’s first and the women’s hockey team’s fourth and they deserve a pat in the back but maybe we ‘counted our chickens before they hatched’.
Either way, I hope they do well. Actually, I trust #TeamSouthAfrica will do well.