As South Africa stands firmly behind Banyana Banyana, Ian Wright also supports them as they strive for glory in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Banyana is gearing up to face Argentina at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Friday at 2 am SA time, desperately needing a positive result following their defeat to Sweden in the tournament’s opening game.
Given the early morning timing of the match, only the most ardent South African supporters will rouse themselves to offer the team the live support they seek.
However, one person who doesn’t need to set an alarm is former Arsenal striker and football icon, Ian Wright, who is currently in New Zealand for the World Cup.
The retired footballer, now a prominent TV pundit, expressed his well-wishes to Banyana in a heartfelt tweet on Wednesday, accompanied by a picture and video featuring coach Desiree Ellis.
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) July 26, 2023
With their initial loss leaving them in third place in Group G, Banyana finds themselves level with Argentina, both teams sharing a goal difference of minus one. Sweden and Italy lead the group with three points each.
Ian Wright’s legendary status in the world of sports is well-deserved, considering his impressive career that spanned 15 years from 1985 to 2000.
Notably, he made over 500 club appearances during this period, leaving a significant impact on the game. Having risen to prominence at Crystal Palace, Wright accumulated 222 appearances and an impressive 90 goals.
His extraordinary performances attracted the attention of Arsenal, where he showcased his talent for many prime years, amassing 221 appearances and an astonishing 128 goals for the Gunners. Additionally, he represented England 33 times, finding the back of the net nine times for his country.
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