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100-Day Countdown to 2010 World Cup on Wednesday at Moses Mabhida

Posted by KAY-EL On February - 26 - 2010

On Wednesday 3 March Bafana Bafana will celebrate the 100-day countdown to the 2010 FIFA World Cup at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban with a friendly against Namibia.

100-Day Countdown to 2010 World Cup

In the stands on the 100- day countdown night will be a man who knows what winning is all about. Former Brazilian Captain, Cafu will be in town to attend the dinner at the ICC the previous night, and the match on Wednesday. Cafu twice won the World Cup as captain of the Brazilian side.

Joining him will be a line up of former Bafnan Bafana Players. FIFA President Sepp Blatter will also be in town. March 2 officially marks the 100-day countdown.

Big Screen at Moses Mabida

Big Screen at Moses Mabida

Overseas-based Players in Bafana Bafana Squad

Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Parreira has included some overseas-based players when he announced his squad to face Namibia. The international friendly encounter will be played on Wednesday, 03 March at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Kick off is at 20h30.

“It’s a profound gesture for us; to celebrate 100 days before the World Cup demonstrates how close we are to the event, and we are glad to be participating in the proceedings. But over and above that this match comes at a time when the leagues around the world are at a crucial stage; so we have tried not to disrupt the club’s programs too much. At most we have taken three from each team but still keeping with the core of our squad. This is a chance to see some players more – like defender Bryce Moon ; who I haven’t seen in a Bafana Bafana jersey in a long time and also because he will not be able to travel to Brazil and Germany with us,” said Parreira on the Safa website.

But the coach was quick to point out that it does not mean that the players who are not in this team have lost their places in the squad for the World Cup.

“No, even though I have a good idea of what my final squad will look like, there are still places up for grabs, so I still have to see other players as we enter the final road of our preparations,” added Parreira.

Bafana Bafana Squad
BARON Emille (GK)
GOULD Morgan
JALI Andile
KHUBONI Thanduyise
KHUNE Itumeleng (GK)
MOKOENA Lebohang
MOON Bryce
MPHELA Katlego
SANGWENI Siyabonga
SERERO Thulani
TOM Mzivukile
XULU Siyanda

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Supersport United are Three Times Absa Premiership Champions

Posted by KAY-EL On February - 25 - 2010

SuperSport_2423904Well the PSL is all over bar the shouting and Supersport United are once again the Absa Premiership Champions.

Supersport United were handed the trophy for the third successive season to match the feat of Mamelodi Sundowns who claimed the PSL title in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

It seems like such an anticlimax when a team like this has to win even though they fell to a shock defeat to struggling Wits at Attridgeville Super Stadium.

And to keep things even, Matsatsantsa’s nearest title rivals, Mamelodi Sundowns, were beaten by bottom club Jomo Cosmos.

Is it just me or do some teams take their foot off the gas when they realize how unbeatable they are?

Anyway, the race is still on further down to make up the PSL Top 8.

Photo: Supersport United Celebrates their Absa Premiership Victory from

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Vuvuzela Belongs to the People of South Africa

Posted by KAY-EL On February - 16 - 2010

Looks like the Vuvuzela belongs to the people of South Africa -  nobody owns the patent. The Vuvuzela remains in public domain. ( at least for the time being)

In an article in, Charl van Rooyen explains:

According to the records of the South African Registrar of Trade Marks, 40 trademark applications, by numerous persons and entities, have been filed over the past eight years for the registration of trademarks incorporating vuvuzela. These trademark applications are in relation to a wide variety of goods and services.

elovuvu6Since 2004 applications have been made for “plastic trumpets” and “musical instruments” but all of the vuvuzela trademarks are still pending, which means that now no single party can claim to be the registered proprietor of the vuvuzela trademark in South Africa.

So, I guess this means we can now relax and just enjoy the vuvuzela’s without trying to fight about “ownership”.

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Didier Drogba and Wayne Rooney Race for Title of Top Goal Scorer

Posted by KAY-EL On February - 15 - 2010

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has challenged his Manchester United counterpart Wayne Rooney that he will score more goals to finish as the top scorer of the Premier League this season.

At the moment, both Rooney and Drogba’s are totaling 23 in all competitions.

I want to be the Top Goal Scorer – Drogba

“I want to be the top scorer in England. I want to make sure people remember ‘Drogba the Warrior’ in this campaign,” The Sun quoted Drogba, as saying.

“My absence at the African Nations Cup could end up being decisive. It gave an advantage to Wayne and my other rivals, but I warn them I shall be fighting until the very last match,” he added.

Didier-DrogbaTottenham Hotspur’s Jermain Defoe is next in the scoring chart with 20 goals, followed by Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez (18) and Darren Bent of Sunderland (15), but the race is on between the two leading hitmen.

Race Between Drogba and Rooney

The Ivory Coast star holds Rooney in the greatest of respect, but is determined to overtake him and then keep him at arm’s length.

“The race between Rooney and me will be beautiful and it is my objective to arrive at the finishing post first. I don’t think about the exact number of goals I shall need, but it will be necessary for me to pass 30 if I am to be the No 1 – and this is possible,” Drogba said.

Top Goal Scorer

If one wants to know anything about these two players, it’s a good idea to listen to the  the real fans, who watch them week in and week out. So I went to – a Manchester United forum and picked up these following snippets from a Rooney vs Drogba thread.

Rooney-awards_2415910Surprisingly, they weren’t as biased as one would think:

one thing that Drogba wins over Rooney by a mile is aerial ability. He is also stronger than Rooney, not that there is much in it. You cant discredit Drogba as a footballer, he is top class, not a disgrace. Can be a bit of a cunt on the field, but clearly shows his class off it.

Drogba is a world class striker. Don’t care how much of a twat he is, as a footballer he’s brilliant. He routinely makes some of the world’s best centre backs look like Sunday league players, the only other striker you can say that of is Torres.

They are very different types of players TBH. Rooney has a much better all round game, and attitude. He contributes all over the field and he lifts players around him.

Drogba’s ‘all round game’ is extremely underrated on this website.

Wasn’t Drogba the one who said at the beginning of the 07/08 season that Ronaldo’s goal record the previous season (23) was a bit of a fluke and he wouldn’t be able to match that again?

Drogba always give me the impression that he could take the whole opponent’s defence by himself. Rooney is the best all rounder, and top goal scorer.

Drogba is quality but I would never take him ahead of Rooney regardless of age.

Pics of Wayne Rooney and Didier Drogba

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Brand your Vuvuzela and Support your Team

Posted by KAY-EL On February - 3 - 2010
Vuvuzelas Branded - England

Vuvuzelas Branded - England

Well maybe we can’t just go out have our own vuvuzelas branded, but what a great idea for a team or for supporters from a country.

Corporate Gifts

I know that if I were organising a conference within the next few months I would certainly have branded vuvuzelas as corporate gifts.

Clinton Currie from The Vuvuzela Branding Company explains that before their patented method, branding on the vuvuzela was extremely limited.

“With our patented method it is now possible to completely brand 100% of the vuvuzela surface with full colour 360º printing.” He says.

Branded Vuvuzela Photos

As you can see from the photos, they have already had a huge response from England and German fans as well as from fans from all over Europe.

Germany Branded Vuvuzela

Germany Branded Vuvuzela

The Vuvuzela Brand Company is also negotiating with a few corporates that have shown an interest in our fully branded vuvuzelas.

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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