Johannesburg: South Africa goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was disappointed his team didn't get loud enough support from the home fans Friday in the 1-1 draw with Mexico in the opening match of the World Cup.
Khune said he hopes that South Africa supporters will be more vocal during the team's next Group A match against Uruguay in Pretoria on Wednesday.
"I'm disappointed that we didn't blow a lot of vuvuzelas, but let's hopes in the next game we'll blow more," Khune said. "There were not enough. It was more like a Mexico home game."
The South African fans in the crowd of 84,490 did blow the plastic trumpets throughout the match. But the noise was not as deafening as Khune expected, especially during the first half, when Mexico dominated and had the most chances.
"The people who were making too much noise were the Mexicans, rather than hearing those vuvuzelas," Khune said.
The noise level picked up after South Africa scored the game's first goal in the 55th minute, but died down again as Mexico pressed forward and then equalized in the 79th.
"Our advantage should have been the 12th player, the supporters blowing those vuvuzelas," Khune said. "Let's hope in the next game there will be more vuvuzelas."