Bafana Bafana are on the up, once again wearing the badge with pride. One day we're likely to talk about this group of players with the same reverence as our legendary heroes – Steve "Kalamazoo" Mokone, Pule "Ace" Ntsoelengoe, Jomo Sono and Kaizer Motaung.
It is said the first football landed in Africa with David Livingstone. Since then, Africa has become truly passionate about football. The continent has produced a host of world-class players, from Liberia's George Weah to the mighty Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o.
On Saturday evening he played football; on Sunday evening he was shot dead. Bafana Bafana captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed during a robbery, leaving sports fans reeling and the South African soccer fraternity stricken with grief. He was top of his game, leading Bafana out of the doldrums.