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'Ronaldo thought he signed for Kaizer Chiefs' - South Africa goes gaga after CR7 gaffe

21:16 EAT 04/01/2023
Cristiano Ronaldo Saudi Arabia 2023
The Portuguese’s slip of the tongue during his unveiling in Saudi Arabia saw PSL fans going nuts, reacting to the remark with some humour

Al-Nassr new signing Cristiano Ronaldo had a funny geographical mix-up between South Africa and Saudi Arabia during a press conference on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old mistakenly referred to the kingdom in the Middle East as South Africa while he addressed the media during his official unveiling.

“The football is different, so for me, it’s not the end of my career to come to South Africa,” Ronaldo said. “This is why I want to change, and to be honest I’m really not worried about what people say.”

South African Twitter took note, had a good laugh about it, especially Kaizer Chiefs fans who claimed him as their player.

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    Ronaldo excited to sign for Chiefs

    Konje Christiano Ronaldo was excited thinking he signed for Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa - @ThabisoMishack.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Al-Nassr 2022-23

    Welcome, Khosination has been waiting for you

    Ronaldo just confirmed his heart is in South Africa welcome to South Africa Khosination has been waiting for this moment 😂😂😂😂😂😂 - @rsegodi.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Al-Nassr 2023

    That yellow kit confused Ronaldo

    😂😂that yellow kit made Cristiano Ronaldo thinks he’s playing for kaizer Chiefs in South Africa!! - @seahlenxums.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Al-Nassr HIC 2:1

    Pirates & Downs get ready, he's at Chiefs

    I hope the @OfficialPSL is ready for @Cristiano cause the 🐐 said he is in SA 🇿🇦 rn 📍 😅😅😅 @KaizerChiefs - @LifaThabethe.

  • Al-Nassr's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo

    Only Sundowns can afford Cristiano

    Someone tell Cristiano Ronaldo he is not in South Africa 🇿🇦 But if so only @Masandawana doors are open 😅 can afford him - @KeletsoMss.

  • Al-Nassr's new Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo

    He thought he signed for Chiefs😂

    This brother Cristiano Ronaldo thought he was signing for Kaizer Chiefs 😭😭 - @amkriisty.

  • Kaizer Motaung of Kaizer Chiefs

    Thank you Motaung for bringing the 🐐

    Welcome to Kaizer Chiefs my 🐐 goat, thank you bra @kaizermotaung - @LehlohonoloTse8.

  • ONLY GERMANY Cristiano Ronaldo Al Nassr 2023

    Waiting for Chiefs to announce CR7 signing

    @KaizerChiefs admin when were u gonna announce this? Cristiano Ronaldo coming to South Africa 🕺🏿😄 - @TumzaYDN

  • 20230103 Cristiano Ronaldo

    Ronaldo preferred Chiefs to Al-Nassr

    We all know that @Cristiano wanted to play for @KaizerChiefs when he spoke about South Africa instead of Saudi Arabia #Amakhosi4Life - @_Mr_Wells.

  • 20221231 Cristiano Ronaldo

    Chiefs secretly courted Ronaldo

    @KaizerChiefs I knew we low-key enquired about @Cristiano - @Comfy__.

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    Thank you Chiefs for the commendable CR7 effort

    I knew you weren’t quiet for nothing @KaizerChiefs thank you for trying to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, the effort is commendable and it sounds like he almost came to Naturena 😩🙏🏾🙌🏾 - @Lunga_Kupiso