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"Culture is the heritage of us all. some may be more interested than others in the treasures of the past, but no one can fail to take a pride in his country's participation in the story of mankind, as represented in carvings, sculpture, music, paintings and the other arts. And there is a personal commitment to this, for no man can really say he is alone: we are all joined through our identity, with the cultures which are part of the mainstream of life"
- Simon Kapwepwe, Zambian Independence Freedom Fighter

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm" - Winston Churchill

"Try to be the rainbow in someone else's cloud" - Maya Angelou

"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinion drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition" - Steve Jobs

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Bafana Bafana Are Still Boys

South Africa's 0-3 loss to Uruguay has exposed what I have been afraid of - they are still bafana - boys and have yet to mature to men playing football at such a competitive level.  It was a tall order to ask them to qualify and now I have to eat my words as this game was the decider not the one to come with France. The Khune incident was the nail in the coffin. I don't think the goalie caught Suarez's (who clearly has been taking acting and diving lessons from Ronaldo) foot on purpose.  I think he should have been yellow carded not red carded - it wasn't clear if Suarez was going to be able to shoot :(! I just hope that the rest of the African teams step up to the challenge.  Despite my disappointment earlier, I hope to see Super Eagles tomorrow, Nigeria can still qualify if they dig deep.

Don't even know what was going on with Spain! They have been doing so well since Euro 2008...African connection from that game though.  The Switzerland scorer Gelson Fernandes is originally from Cape Verde!

Tomorrow will be a better day, all we can do is recover and cheer again :)


  1. Let's not forgot bafana bafana didn't qualify for the africa cup....

  2. Yeah I know but I was hoping that they would find inspiration from this very special time to at least qualify second...