Bafana Bafana are sterkgevriet with their new Dutchman up front.
Isn’t it funny that while the Springboks look to black wingers to score the winning tries, that Bafana now have a white guy to score the goals?
But seriously, new call-up Lars Veldwijk could be the answer to the national team’s scoring problems.
Coach Shakes Mashaba has been impressed by
the Dutch-born striker in training this week.
How sure we are that Shakes did his homework on the man he hopes will be the answer to the national team’s goalscoring problems, I can’t say.
But it seems things have changed with his job on the line as soon as tomorrow – lose to Group D leaders Senegal in Polokwane and Safa might just cut their losses.
He claims that he has a vrag info and data about the Lions of Teranga on his cellphone and he is not afraid of using it.
Veldwijk, of course, has goals in him, scoring 68 in 138 professional games.
And he also knows how to bring other attacking players into threatening positions, with his Kortrijk partner Idriss Saadi leading the goalscoring charts in Belgium’s top flight.
The 1.97m tall striker can’t have his head in the clouds, though, getting carried away about making his debut, he has a job to do.
It won’t get any tougher than in a crunch World Cup qualifier.