Shout-Africa/ Zimbojam – Zimbabwe’s leading music icon, Oliver Mtukudzi has sent a good luck message to President Jacob Zuma and Bafana Bafana ahead of the World Cup which starts in South Africa one week from today.
The message reads:
“I wish you and the people of South Africa success at the prestigious FIFA soccer World Cup finals.
The BIG game ceases to be a celebration and pride of South Africa but Africa.
The showcase is a rallying point for Africa – soccer bringing us together in a display of purpose, pride, belonging and unity that no other social endeavour of daily life experiences could ever foster.
Soccer is a beautiful game Mr President, it is so lovely. I play soccer myself. I love it. Football has developed transcending aesthetic beauty – it is huge business enterprise, it is tourism, it is democracy where athletes freely express themselves.
We seek the glory of the finals – our time has come. I am looking already at Bafana Bafana and Africa holding high the golden trophy.
Hola Bafana Bafana Hola! Viva Bafana Bafana Viva! Good luck to the nation of South Africa…good luck to Africa.”
Tuku was the captain of the musicians team at a charity soccer match between music pratitioners and soccer stars of yesteryear in January this year. He also took part in the 2009 match.