South African rugby team, Springboks return from a successful assault of the Rugby World Cup in Japan set the whole country abuzz with excitement amid their return to pomp and pride and display of flaming green and gold colours that has united the nation.
Hundreds, if not thousands gathered at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport to welcome the squad home in a show of ceremonial splendour, with the players blown away at the warm and celebratory reception of their massive achievements.
The team beat England 32-12 in the Rugby World Cup (RWC) final in Yokohama, Japan, on Saturday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa described the World Cup triumph as a significant and historic moment for the nation.
“This is a powerful indicator of what we can achieve as South Africans when we set goals for ourselves and we work together to achieve success.”
“This is a moment of inspiration for all South Africans in all avenues of life and all sectors of our society. It is a moment that is embedded forever in our national memory,” President Ramaphosa said.
Video footage of the massive crowds of proud Saffas was shared widely on social media.
By Gerald Dandah