Sunday, June 29, 2014

What Do South Africans Think Of The World Cup in Brazil


Hundreds and thousands of soccer-crazed fans have been getting the adrenaline rush before and since the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil football tournament has started in Brazil. The tremendous culture of football caught people’s attention from every angle of the world including students. This is what some of the University of Johannesburg students had to say about their favourite teams and players in the 214 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

§  Banele Mbuyisa Corporate Communications 1st year student: ‘I am so in love with Germany, Mesut Ozil and Thomas Muller are the best players for me, simply because they know how to kill the opposing team.’

§  Laurel Majola and Ntsoaki Mokotjo Logistics Final Year students: ‘Our favourite Soccer World Cup teams of all times are Spain and the United States of America. And the best players from the two teams are Andres Iniesta, Gerald Pique, David Villa, Xavi Hernandez and Clint Dempsey. Reason being they have experience in the football and they good at what they do, no matter what.’

§  Jabulani Khoza: ‘Spain is the best team ever and my favourite players of all times are Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez, best midfielders in the world. Ask anyone about the Midfielders of Spain, they’ll tell you.’  

§  Tsholofelo Mokgohlwa Final year Public Relations and Communication student: ‘My favourite team in the World Cup is Brazil and my favourite player is Neymar da Silva Santos because the guy is so cute and very good with football and he’s known as an excellent player globally.’

Article by +Molly Dimpho

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