- Itumeleng Khune congratulated Thulani Hlatshwayo on 50 outings for Bafana Bafana
- He posed for a pic and captioned it on Facebook after the match against Sao Tome and Principe
- The match was not broadcast after SABC failed to negotiate a deal with CAF
After the match between Bafana Bafana and Sao Tome and Principe which the national team won 4-2, Itumeleng Khune congratulated skipper Thulani Hlatshwayo on his 50th outing for the national team.
He posed for a photo with the captain who wears his Bafana Bafana shirt with pride.
Khune captioned the photo with the following:
"Congratulations on your milestone skipper [Thulani Hlatshwayo]. There’s your reward for all the hard work you put in. Enjoy every bit of it."
Here are some reactions soccer fans posted on Facebook:
Zamo Thishomkhulu Mkhize:
"I still forget that he plays for my Orlando Pirates now. Congratulations my captain."
"I never thought the day is coming were Itu will be a bench warmer both for national and club. He knows very well that he's there because of history, not current form."
"I thought he was going to retire then others taking the baton to carry on.. It's kinda sad, he was so unbelievable."
"Captain to my captain you deserved what we fans of Bucs vote for you a player of Bucs ungalahli indaboko yakho nalana ubambe khona"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that soccer fans have been left out in the cold by SABC after the broadcaster confirmed that the much-anticipated clash between Bafana Bafana and Sao Tome and Principe would no be broadcast.
They were due to face the team in the fourth AFCON Qualifier today but fans were unable to watch the match played at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth.
SABC is out of pocket and cannot afford to broadcast the game under the previous agreement with CAF and have been unsuccessful in negotiating a contract they can afford.
Fans had to accept that fact that the national broadcaster had failed them.
In other news, Banyana Banyana have bagged their seventh Cosafa Women's Championship title, their fourth consecutive title. The ladies in green and gold managed to defeat Botswana 2-1 in the Cosafa Championship final over the weekend.
19-year-old Sibulele Holweni took home the Cosafa Golden Boot Award while Hilda Magaia, who scored an amazing hat-trick in the semi-final against Malawi, was named Player of the Tournament.
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