Brand South Africa congratulates and commends the team for their commitment and discipline. The victory over Nigeria, the number-one ranked side in Africa, shows that we too can be world-beaters. This achievement increases the sense of national excitement and support for South Africa’s athletes and the win by Banyana Banyana embodies the talent and spirit of South Africa.
“As a nation we look forward to further victories and feel that our team will continue to make us proud. Sport has always been one of the great unifiers of our country – it inspires us to achieve in new ways and shows that we too can be world-beaters,” says Miller Matola, Brand South Africa CEO.
Bafana Bafana will face Cape Verde in the opening match at Soccer City on January 19, 2013.
“We know our other national soccer teams, especially Bafana Bafana, will be inspired by the Banyana’s powerful performance when they take on Cape Verde, Morocco and Angola in their Group A encounters of the Afcon”, adds Matola.
Note to Editors
Brand South Africa, previously known as the International Marketing Council of South Africa, officially changed its name to best align with its mandate of building South Africa’s nation brand reputation in order to improve its global competitiveness.