The entire nation of Mzansi was on the edge of their seats this past weekend as they eagerly anticipated the Spingboks semi-final game against England.
The excitement and tension in the air was unmistkable as fans from across the country waited for the thrilling yet strenuous match to unfold.
As the game approached, social media platforms buzzed with support. Videos of fans expressing their devotion flooded the internet.
True to form, some celebrated with spirited songs while others showcased their excitement through dance.
However, internet trolls were lurking and unfortunately Nyovest was caught in the “cross-fire”.
We’ve got many nicknames for our team and “Amabhokobhoko” is a real classic. However, Nyovest, referred to the Springboks as “Amabhakabhaka” and tweeps took the opportunity to drag him, respectfully, of course.
YAASSSSSSSS!!!! Thank you Springboks!!!!! 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/ZlxYEOYdGz— Don Billiato (@casspernyovest) October 21, 2023
One user wrote: “Ama-bhaka bhaka🙆🇿🇦”
On the other side of the sporting spectrum, “Amabhakabhaka” is one of the many affectionate nicknames reserved for the DStv Premiership side and current MTN8 champions, Orlando Pirates.
Ama-bhaka bhaka🙆🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/UxWuMiBuu2— TSUMBO CALVIN MUKWEVHO (@CalvinTsumbo) October 21, 2023
Another wrote: “A ware Amabakabaka 😹😹😹😭😭. Pirates won maobane ntjaka 😹😹”
A ware Amabakabaka 😹😹😹😭😭. Pirates won maobane ntjaka 😹😹— Yakuza (@YakuzaTheBoy) October 21, 2023
“Amabokoko not Amabakabaka Refilwe...😂Love you Bro,” wrote another.
Amabokoko not Amabakabaka Refilwe...😂Love you Bro— Letlhogonolo Makgoma (@Letlhog92925003) October 22, 2023
Another claimed tweeps were not catching the drift of the joke.
“Most people missed the joke of Amabhakabhaka for Life, thinking he’s talking about Pirates.”
Most people missed the Joke of Amabhakabhka for Life, thinking he's talking about Pirates— Gift Motloung (@Naychapoi99) October 22, 2023
Despite getting the nickname wrong, it’s hard to ignore that infectious smile on his face.