Bafana Bafana

This is the nickname of the South African football team. It means ‘Go boys! Go boys!

  • Example: Bafana Bafana are hoping to win the 2015 African Cup of Nations
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    I was born and brought up near Chester in the north west of England. I have always loved playing and talking about sport, especially football!
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