The African National Congress moves without notice: That The House

  1. congratulates our National Football Team, Bafana Bafana, for their commendable third-place achievement as they returned home with the bronze medal at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire from the 13th  January to the 11th February 2024;
  2. notes that captain and goalkeeper Ronwen Williams was named best Afcon goalkeeper and Bafana Bafana received the Fair Play award in the tournament;
  3. acknowledges that our national team have surpassed our expectations in the tournament, restoring the nation’s pride and lifting the spirit of our football-loving nation;
  4. recalls that despite a setback with a 2-0 loss in their opening Group E match against Mali, Bafana bounced back and remarkably progressed to the semifinals for the first time in 24 years;
  5. believes that they can still do better; and
  6. expresses its gratitude to Bafana Bafana and the technical staff for lifting the flag of the country high.