Posts Tagged ‘Bafana Bafana’

Will the French teams pride cost them the World Cup?

Last week I blogged about how negative most of the Bafana Bafana supporters have been after their 3- 0 loss to Uruguay. It seems now the team they are facing next (France) have much greater problems in their team.

Striker Nicolas Anelka was sent home for publicly criticizing coach Raymond Domenech, and the squad then went on strike, refusing to train on Sunday in protest. This was a major blow to the team and it might cost them taking home the World Cup back to France.

Neither has won a game yet, and both have the weight of their nations on their shoulders. Both teams need to win in order to get through to the quarter finals. It seems that through this mis hap Bafana Bafana may still stand a chance after all.

We will have to see how this all unfolds and who will make it through to the quarter finals. Bafana Bafana I still behind you guys 100%.Lets won this one boys!!

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Bafana Bafana,I Still Love You

Distraught SA goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune

I was shocked to see all the negative responses on Facebook last night in regards to the Uruguay and South Africa match. On Friday the whole nation was in high spirits when South Africa drew against Mexico and stood together in unity.

We have to admit that Uruguay out played us and they were the better team and we give them their due. Come on people WE just lost one match. Am I still allowed to say WE? This is the time that we should stand together and support our country and team instead of bad mouthing, slandering and speaking negative things over them.

As for our goal keeper. He has been doing well thus far and his tackle was a mistake and I do not think that he or people should be too hard on him. I salute and support my team and country and am behind them no matter what!


World's Largest Vuvuzela

I heard that the world’s largest vuvuzela was based in Cape Town and I just had to read up on it. They have erected a huge 114-foot-long Vuvuzela on one of the unfinished flyover roads above Cape Town and attached several air horns to the mouth piece, when blown it makes one hell of a noise.

Here is the article i came across on this particular topic:

The giant Vuvuzela will be blown at the start of every World Cup game as a call to action for the City. It looks like the Hyundai Vuvuzela may also get into the Guinness Book of Records for largest Vuvuzela in the world !

Great campaign and thanks to Livio Tronchin, Creative Director at Jupiter for the heads up.

On a side note best of luck to Livio and Mark Stead (former King James Creative Director) for their new upcoming agency “&Co”.

Benni McCarthy in the RLABS area #1

Me and Benni McCarthy

Today we got a surprise visit from South African soccer star, Benni McCarthy .He arrived at the Impact Centre and RLABS space to see what is happening here. As he came in, before he could go into the office to speak to CEO of Impact Direct Ministries I took the opportunity to take a pic with him.

Benni in the RLABS area

It was nice to see someone of his stature coming back to his roots and coming to give back to the community. It is a pleasure to have him in our space. A pity that he did not make it for the World Cup. Benni we here at RLABS want to welcome you  to our space and we hope that you feel welcomed.

FIFA World Cup Fever Hits Nelson Mandela

1995 rugby World Cup,hosted and won By South Africa

I am sure that we can all well remember the year (1995) when South Africa hosted and won the Rugby World Cup. We remember Nelson Mandela being there for the opening and the final match, handing over the World Cup trophy to the captain at that time, Francios Pienaar.

This year South Africa will be hosting The FIFA World Cup 2010 and Nelson Mandela will be making an appearance once more to be support his country. “Mandela has demanded to attend the World Cup. He requested four tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies, and the organisers have granted his wish,” Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile said in The Star newspaper.

I am hoping that he will have the same effect on the Bafana squad like he had on the SprinkBoks when they Rugby World Cup in 1995. How awesome it would be to see Nelson Mandela handing over the Soccer World Cup to The Bafana Bafana captain at the finals. Madiba your presence will be greatly appreciated and welcomed. Love you papa.


Benni McCarthy dropped from Bafana squad ‎


Over the years I have always somewhat been a secret fan of Benni McCarthy. Reason being that he is a local boy that has made it big on the International scene and the press just loves him. He was in the news again this morning and has made the headlines, but I can’t say that it is good news.

Striker Benny McCarthy was left out of the final list of 23 players to represent South Africa at the 2010 Fifa World Cup announced by coach Carlos Alberto Parreira. People can say what they want but Benni will be greatly missed during this world cup. He was not the only one of the favourites not to make the squad. Bryce Moon, Franklin Cale, Rowan Fernandes and Andile Jali are amongst the big names that did not make it.

Here’s the Bafana Bafana Squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup:

Goalkeepers: Moeneeb Josephs (Orlando Pirates), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Shuaib Walters (Maritzburg Utd)

Defenders: Matthew Booth and Siboniso Gaxa (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bongani Khumalo (SuperSport Utd), Tsepo Masilela (Maccabi Haifa/ISR), Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth/ENG, capt), Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk/BEL), Siyabonga Sangweni (Lamontville Golden Arrows), Lucas Thwala (Pirates)

Midfielders: Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Siphiwe Tshabalala (Chiefs), Lance Davids (Ajax Cape Town), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Fulham/ENG), Thanduyise Khuboni (Arrows), Teko Modise (Pirates), Surprise Moriri (Sundowns), Steven Pienaar (Everton/ENG), Macbeth Sibaya (Rubin Kazan/RUS)

Strikers: Katlego Mphela (Sundowns), Siyabonga Nomvete (Moroka Swallows), Bernard Parker (Twente/NED)

Day out at Cape Town Stadium

View from outside the Cape Town Stadium

On Saturday the Impact/RLABS staff went to watch a soccer match at Cape Town Stadium. This was our way to relax and spend some time together out of the office. I have driven pass The Cape Town Stadium many times and did not realise how huge it really was. Only when I was standing at the entrance to the stands I saw how huge it was. I felt so tiny as I was standing there and looking up towards the roof.

Me outside Cape Town Stadium.Behind me is the back of the stands

I will not be speaking about the soccer match as the results very disappointing .That is all I am going to say. However I have to commend The City, developers and builders of the stadium. It is absolutely stunning with its retractable roof that adds to the features. Well done to everyone that had a hand in this building this stadium.

Soccer Fans cheering on Bafana Bafana

I am so looking forward to going back to the stadium to watch another match there. Just pities I don’t have any tickets to the world cup match as our tickets that we applied fro were rejected. The good thing is that after the World Cup the stadium will still be here for us Capetonians to enjoy.

Bafana Bafana verses Nigeria


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