TV host Katlego Maboe couldn’t contain his excitement when he heard the iconic South African song, Nkalakatha, being played at the Stade de France. The song was played after the Springboks’ thrilling victory over France in the Rugby World Cup 2023 quarter-final.
After a nail-biting match, the Springboks emerged victorious with a score of 29-28. The stadium erupted in celebration as the players basked in their hard-fought win. But it was the choice of music that truly captured the spirit of the moment.
Nkalakatha, a song by the late Mandoza, has become an anthem for South African sports teams. Its infectious beat and powerful lyrics have united fans across the nation, and it has become synonymous with triumph and resilience.
Katlego Maboe, a well-known TV host, took to X (formerly Twitter) to share his joy. He posted a video snippet of the stadium playing Nkalakatha and captioned it, “It’s the stadium playing ‘Nkalakatha’ for me!” The post quickly went viral, with fans and fellow celebrities joining in the celebration.
It’s the stadium playing “Nkalakatha” for me!🙌🏾🇿🇦 #FRAvsRSA
— Katlego Maboe (@KatlegoMaboe) October 15, 2023
The Springboks’ victory over France means that they will now advance to the semi-finals, where they will face off against England. It’s a highly anticipated match that promises to be a thrilling showdown between two rugby powerhouses.
As South Africans, we couldn’t be prouder of our team. The Springboks have once again shown their strength, determination, and resilience on the rugby field. And with Nkalakatha playing in the background, their victory feels even sweeter.
Let’s rally behind our boys as they prepare for the semi-final clash against England. The support of the nation will undoubtedly fuel their drive to bring home the Rugby World Cup once again.