Celebrities are rallying behind Banyana Banyana’s historic win at the Fifa Women’s World Cup, garnering massive social media support from thousands of fans. IOL reports that the South African team’s victory against Italy in the knock-out rounds of the Group G clash in Wellington on Wednesday has sparked nationwide celebrations. Messages congratulating the team have been pouring in, with many expressing excitement about their next match. Esteemed media darling Bonang Matheba and award-winning radio personality Anele Mdoda were among those who hailed the women’s team for its victory.
Bonang Matheba took to Twitter, exclaiming, “WE’RE WITHIN!!! Re TSEEEENE, knock-out stages!!! CONGRATULATIONS, banyana ba rona!! Wow, wow.”
Anele Mdoda shared a video of the team chanting the famous song “Hamba Wena,” expressing how proud they made the country. “Nguweeeeee igondo yam. Ladies, you have made us so happy,” she tweeted.
Sports journalist Robert Marawa also voiced his unwavering support for the team, expressing his belief in their abilities to qualify for the Last 16 of the #FIFAWWC.
The Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture, Zizi Kodwa, hailed the historic moment for South African football and women’s sports in the country, congratulating Banyana Banyana on their outstanding performance.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation also sent their best wishes ahead of the team’s match against the Netherlands on Sunday, acknowledging their tremendous achievements and making the country proud.
Radio and TV personality Mpho Maboi urged Corporate SA not to overlook the excellence of #BanyanaBanyana, calling attention to their remarkable performance.
Even political parties celebrated the team’s success, with the ATM congratulating Banyana Banyana on their inspiring “never-say-die attitude.” The ANC in Limpopo hailed their remarkable achievement in reaching the knock-out stage of the World Cup.
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