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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bafana Bafana!!!

Well friends I am hugely proud of my country right now, we scored the first goal in the World Cup and we drew with Mexico in what was a very exciting game of football. I must clarify here that I am not a soccer fan and last Friday's game was the first game of soccer that Janet and I have ever watched, I don't think that I will watch many more either but we are now, as I write this, waiting for the start of Bafana Bafana's second game so we will see what happens.
We watched the last game at the "Captain's Cabin" in Saldanha and there was a very good vibe going on, lots of yellow tee shirts, some vuvuzelas and plenty of happy Bafana Bafana supporters, I didn't notice any Mexicans but maybe they were keeping a low profile!

There has been a lot of controversy over the "Vuvuzela", a noisy instrument of torture to overseas visitors and journalists but I love it, it is African and it is Africa. You have to understand that to the black Africans soccer is much more than just a game, it is almost like a religion and they are incredibly passionate about it and apparently the vuvuzela came from one of the churches where it was blown on religious occasions to chase the devil away. This may yet prove to be a benefit to us in that visiting teams are getting so pissed off by the noise that they cannot concentrate and our team will win!

Here you see me and Dick with our team shirts on, actually we were eating oysters this afternoon but we are looking forward to tonight's game against Uruguay - can we do it? The game starts shortly and South Africans all over the country and the world will be behind the team. GO BAFANA BAFANA!!! We'll talk later, after the game.


Geoff James said...

Awesome Andrew and you have every right to be proud - what a spectacle.

The only problem is the time difference is going to kill me, following the All Whites!

Have a wonderful tournament.

the rider said...

Thanks Geoff, unfortunately our team lost against Uruguay and I'm afraid there's not much chance of us beating France but the boys did well to get this far and the spirit of unity in SA is incredble, it has been very good for all of us.

Christie said...

Hey Dad - catching up a bit but really nice blog. I am so pleased that SA and the hosting of this World Cup is going well SA needs some good reports so the rest of the world can see it for the beautiful place that it is!

the rider said...

Well said my darling, I'm afraid there are so many poor ambassadors for SA, especially those who left the country and eagerly latch onto any bad publicity to justify their reasons for leaving, you see a hell of a lot of that on FB nowadays.