“Jermaine [Seoposenwe] has been with the team for a very long time‚ Leandra [Smeda]‚ Refiloe Jane … I saw the tears.
“The effort they put in – they knew that we had a chance this year but they needed to bring their A-game and be the ones to rise to the occasion.”
Van Wyk agrees that celebrations must be put on hold with more history in the offing on Saturday.
“Our next target is lifting the trophy and getting the gold medal around our necks. It is something that we are capable of. I honestly believe we can go all the way‚” Van Wyk said.
“We are not going to walk away from this tournament without putting up a great fight in the last 90 minutes to perhaps lift that trophy.
“Nigeria are another tough battle ahead and it is something that allows us to make history once again.”