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FIFA World Cup Trivia – How to Say World Cup in 36 Languages

Posted by KAY-EL On August - 30 - 2009

fwclogoThe FIFA World Cup is occasionally called the Football World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup.

Over the eighty years of the ultimate footballing tournament, over 31 million spectators have attended over 708 matches and witnessed the scoring of 2 063 goals.

So much has changed since the first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930.

For the 2010 FIFA World Cup over 852 matches will take place before the 32 teams  that will contest the finals in South Africa are announced. The final draw will be held at the new Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on 4 December 2009.

World Cup in 36 laguages?

How would you like to be able to say World Cup in 36 laguages? Well, I never thought about it until I saw a post by an enterprising blogger Daryl, on World Cup Blog, who seemed to have looked them all up. I see only two of our 11 official launguages there, so how about we add the other nine and help Darryl extend his list?

And as this is an African World Cup, what about some more African languages?

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Bafana Bafana Wines – New Wines Named After SA National Soccer Team

Posted by KAY-EL On August - 26 - 2009

wineBafana Bafana Wines – no that is not a typo. Of course, Bafana Bafana Wins reads just as well and is just as smooth on the palate as the latest vintage from the Oranjerivier Wine Cellars, in Upington, in the Northern Cape.

Bafana Bafana Wines consists of five different wines bottled under the Bafana Bafana brand, making this range the only wine officially licensed by the South African Football Association (SAFA). The five wines are – white, red, rosé, sparkling white and sparkling rosé.

Bafana Bafana Wines is a Joint Venture

Bafana Bafana Wines is a joint venture between Oranjerivier Wine Cellars and AfriWines, who negotiated the official licensing rights with Slam, SAFA Legal & Management, SAFA’s Master Licensee.

According to Koos Visser, marketing manager for Oranjerivier Wine Cellars they are lovely, uncomplicated wines – fresh, fruity wines displaying true grape characteristics. “None of the harsh tannins that many consumers find offensive and that send them to the fridge looking for a beer.”

Lower Alcohol Content

According to Visser the wines are also made to a lower alcohol content so as to further promote Bafana Bafana wines’ commitment to responsible alcohol use.

“Quite frankly, Bafana Bafana Wines is writing the book on developing a new, dynamic, and lucrative sector of the local wine market. Stockists can be assured of extensive, focused, visible, and high-profile market support,” concludes Visser. Bafana Bafana Wines are priced from R25 to R35.

Local Black Market

Well, one can always welcome a new wine onto the market especially from the Northern Cape Region, and it was long overdue for a smart marketer to try to penetrate the local black market, which is not big on wine.

So, while I can see this Bafana Bafana wine having novelty value, and maybe appeal to supporters of the fairer sex, I still cannot see the boys in the pub or tavern watching a soccer match with long stemmed glasses in their hands and an ice bucket between them.

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2010 World Cup Qualifiers – September 2009

Posted by KAY-EL On August - 25 - 2009

madibamediumWe are so involved with the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa that we almost forget that September is going to be a big month for some of the teams who are playing important matches in the qualifiers.

World Cup Bafana Bafana 2010, a blogger from the UK, is writing some great blogposts  – looking ahead to the 2010 World Cup activity during September.

Why not also check out the Groups and Standing for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and see if you can predict who will be the 31 teams besides South Africa who will be there at the final draw in Cape Town on 4 December.

Photo: Madiba (Nelson Mandela) holding the World Cup Trophy at the announcement that South Africa won the bid to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup –

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MTN 8 Wafa Wafa Semifinal Results – Second Leg

Posted by KAY-EL On August - 24 - 2009

After this weekend’s two MTN 8 Wafa Wafa Semi Final matches, Golden Arrows will meet Ajax Cape Town in the MTN 8 2009 final.

Golden Arrows beats AmaZulu

This is a very big day for the Durban club, Golden Arrows who have booked their places in a final of major competition for the first time since they won promotion into the PSL in 2000/01 season. And they did it with a  with a convincing 2-0 victory over neighbours AmaZulu at the Chatsworth Stadium, Durban. The goals were scored by Joseph Musonda and Njabulo Manqana

Score: Golden Arrows 2 – 0 AmaZulu

Golden Arrows advance to MTN 8 final – 4-1 on aggregate.

Ajax Cape Town Edge out Kaizer Chiefs

In the second semi-final on Sunday 23 August 2009 Ajax edged out Chiefs at the Orlando Stadium after the two teams drew 3-3. But Ajax Cape Town will advance to the Final 4-3 aggregate winners.

In what will go down as one of the most exciting matches of the season, four goal were scored in the first half – two by each team.

Kaizer Chiefs 3 – 3 Ajax Cape Town

Ajax Cape Town advance to the MTN 8 Wafa Wafa final – 3-4 on aggregate.

Goal Scorers:
Evans  (pen)

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Interview with UK Soccer Blogger

Posted by KAY-EL On August - 21 - 2009

World CupcropI’ve connected with a Soccer blogger in the United Kingdom, Mike Towers, who has recently started a blog – World Cup Bafana Bafana 2010 The site for news, views and build up information on the road to Soccer City!

He did a little interview with me on South Africa’s preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and South African soccer. I will reciprocate next week with an interview with Mike.

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Look at the countdown to the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup. Every day is a day closer to the opening ceremony when players from all around the world will gather in South Africa for Africa\'s World Cup. On this blog Lantz and Karen are Celebrating the Vuvuzela, Soccer and the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup. Please send us any pictures, videos and stories of Vuvuzela\'s, football and soccer fans to