As the country braces for the nail-biting 2019 Rugby World Cup Final between the Springboks and England, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has sent a very special message of support to the boys in green.
Read below the heartwarming note the Arch posted on the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation’s Facebook page.
It’s sure to give the team some extra motivation for the game!
Captain of the nation, Siya Kolisi, ou Rassie, Chessie, en al die manne: Siyabulela! Ngiyabonga! Thank you!
Your dignity, diversity and courage are infectious. You have restored South African rugby’s pride, and made us all feel good about ourselves. A World Cup Final is a highly pressured environment, but if you feel weightless when you run onto that Yokohama field on Saturday it will be because you are being carried by the love, respect and prayers of 56 million of us at home.
You have already won!
God bless you.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu