Chipolopolo have proved that patience and nurturing help to breed true champions
Sport in Southern Africa needs strong leadership if its declining state is to be reversed, and Danny Jordaan wants to be the leader who ensures it.
Within a relatively short period Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has won the hearts and minds of athletes and administrators alike.
Although the odds seem heavily in favour of Bafana Bafana, a loss could also increase the pressure.
It was an almost unwritten rule in the township that before you passed the ball to a teammate you had to engage first in a dribbling act.