Mlamleli says “Haak Vrystaat, Haak!” to Cheetahs for semi-final

Free State Cheetahs celebrate victory in the U21 Absa Currie Cup match between Sharks and Free State Cheetahs from Loftus Versfeld on October 31, 2009 in Pretoria, South Africa. IMAGE: SUPPLIED

Mangaung Metro executive mayor, Olly Mlamleli, sends her warm regards to the Toyota Free State Cheetahs. Her message comes ahead of their semi-final match with the Golden Lions this afternoon.

Mlamleli says she cannot wait for the game to kick off so she pledges camaraderie by wearing orange and black, to show her support.

The proud mayor says “I know that the Cheetahs will be running with the speed of Cheetahs this afternoon, just like the city is developing with that same speed.”

Mlamleli also thanks the Cheetahs team for the support they showed Bloemfontein Celtics during the Macufe  and she calls on Celtics to support the Cheetahs in the same way.

She goes on to assure the Free State rugby team that she will be supporting them for the entire duration of the game.

Mlamleli also appealed on members of the Free State community to support the team by also wearing orange.

The rugby match will be held at Toyota stadium this afternoon. Kick-off will begin at 15h00 and it will be a Currie-Cup semi-final match between the two teams.

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