After a tremendous win from South Africa playing against England, the whole country celebrated the victory with unity. Some supporters went as far as comparing it with the 1994 election of President Nelson Mandela, “ It feels like just the first time I went to vote.”
The Boks arrived at OR Tambo to find thousands of supporters waiting for them, to celebrate the victory once again and to congratulate each and one of them for giving South Africans a reason to be Happy and especially seeing the challenges that the country is facing every South African needed a cheer up, just enough to keep the positivity going for as long as possible.
Siya Kolisi, the first black Springbok captain to lift the trophy, was speaking after arriving back in South Africa after becoming the third South African to captain and Rugby World Cup-winning team.
Kolisi lifted the trophy in front of his dad, Fezakele‚ who was at the final in Japan this past weekend. It was a special moment for Kolisi‚ whose family was also there to witness the moment.
“ I am very grateful and I was happy to have my dad there. I think I told my teammates that it was one of my dad’s dreams to take me to places around the world, and that’s why I’m so grateful to rugby. It’s allowed me to do such things, and I’m really proud that he could be there to share the moment with me. The team loved him and it was a very special moment for me, ”said the captain of the boks.
Siya went on and said, “The most important thing is that you mustn’t listen to people who say you can’t do it. I want to tell the kids that they must keep dreaming and keep believing.”