Siphiwe Tshabalala: “One African Country will Reach #WC18 Semis”

Johannesburg - Eight years after his stunning opening goal at the 2010 World Cup edition against Mexico in his home country, Kaizer Chiefs star Siphiwe Tshabalala believes an African team could dislodge some better teams in Russia.

“I will back all the African countries representing our continent. I will support all five. I will watch the games and get inspired,” the player said. 

“On paper, not many football analysts think that an African country will go far at this World Cup. I feel, however, that there is a big surprise in the air.  
Tshabalala's 2010 World Cup Opener 

“At least one African country will reach the semis and, hopefully, even go all the way.” The roving player reflects on his 2010 World Cup experience. 

“[Playing in the World Cup] is an opportunity that I will always cherish. To have scored that goal was such a great occasion,” Tshabalala told his club’s website.

“It was the reward for all the hard work put in during our preparations ahead of the World Cup, including those training camps in Brazil and Germany. It was one of those special moments of glory I will never forget.”

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