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Waka Waka – Official 2010 World Cup Song by Shakira

Posted by KAY-EL On April - 30 - 2010

It’s official, Waka Waka by Shakira is the official 2010 World Cup Song.

Well I’m a bit confused, I thought K’naan’s Waving the Flag was the song. Waka Waka is co-written and performed by Shakira  and I believe that Wake Waka means  (This Time for Africa).

And although she is backed by South African band Freshlyground, it is just weird for me that the song  for the 2010 World Cup South Africa should be sung by a Colombian Woman. And what’s with the opening line?  “You’re a good soldier”…

There is also a Spanish version  of   Waka Waka ( for the African World Cup)

According to “The only problem is that the catchy part  of Waka Waka– the chorus – is borrowed from the popular song “Zangaléwa” by the Cameroonian band originally known as Golden Sounds (who later changed their name to Zangaléwa because the song was so popular). The band was apparently made up of ex-Cameroonian military who were fond of dressing up and acting silly.”

Well I guess there’s nothing we can do about it,and it is a catchy tune, so just like all the other stuff that FIFA promised would be done here, even the song was outsourced!

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Posted by KAY-EL On April - 29 - 2010

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Bafana Bafana Beat Reggae Boyz 2 – 0

Posted by KAY-EL On April - 29 - 2010

At last! We scored! Last night Bafana Bafana beat the Jamaican Reggae Boys 2 – 0 at Kickers Offenbach Stadium in Germany on Wednesday.

The goals came from Surprise Moriri and Siyabonga Nomvete in the second half to defeat Jamaica for the first time.

But we must say that there is still much work to be done by Bafana Bafana before the World Cup, as the Reggae Boyz flew into Germany from Jamaica yesterday morning and then played the match in the evening, so it can hardly be called “playing on level ground”

Bafana Can Score

But we know that confidence is a major factor and Bafana Bafana have now rounded off their German Camp with  the knowledge that they are able to score in a match.

Read how this match went in

Image: South Africa vs Jamaica

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Bafana Bafana to Play the Reggae Boyz in Germany

Posted by KAY-EL On April - 27 - 2010

Bafana Bafana is going to get in one good match before they come home from the training camp in Germany. They are going to play Jamaica.

After the disappointment of China canceling the international friendly against the South African Football team at their training camp in Germany because of the volcanic ash, the Jamaican team (Reggae Boyz) have come to the party and they care due to play Bafana Bafana on Wednesday (28 April) at the Offenbach Kickers FC Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany. Kick off is at 20H30.

Jamaica and Bafana Last Played in November 2009

Jamaica is placed 78th on the FIFA rankings. Their last match with Bafana Bafana ended in a goalless draw in November last year in Bloemfontein.

SAFA CEO Leslie Sedibe said it was important that they secured another match for Carlos Alberto Parreira’s side.

“We worked very hard within a very short space of time to arrange an international friendly match against Jamaica,” said Sedibe.

“Following the withdrawal of China we did indicate that talks were underway with two other member associations of FIFA, and Jamaica’s confirmation has put the team’s preparations in Germany back on track.”

Reggae Boyz Happy to Help Bafana Bafana

According to the president of the Jamaican Football Federation, Captain Horace Burrell says the Caribbean nation are happy to be able to help South Africa.

The Reggae Boyz answered Bafana Bafana’s SOS call for an international friendly following the withdrawal of China last Friday.  The Jamaican team is scheduled to depart for Europe on Tuesday morning  (today) via Miami before landing in Germany on Wednesday in time for the game on Wednesday evening.

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Bafana Bafana in Germany – Two Matches Confirmed

Posted by KAY-EL On April - 22 - 2010

We know that the Bafana Bafana squad is working hard in Germany, and now they have confirmed two good matches to sharpen their skills in the run-up to the World Cup

The Bafana Bafana team were having problems with the matches because of the flight problems in Europe due to the volcanic ash cloud.

With the 2010 World Cup less than 50 days away, South Africa have finally been able to confirm two friendlies against North Korea and China after negotiations with the Asian nations

Bafana Bafana Team Manager Sipho Nkumane

South Africa will take on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Thursday, 22 April. The match will be played at the SV Wehen Wiesbaden Stadium in Frankfurt. Kick off is at 18H00.

The second friendly international match will be against China on Wednesday, 28 April at the Offenbach Kickers FC Stadium, also in Frankfurt. Kick off is at 20H30.

Bafana Bafana Team Manager Sipho Nkumane says on safa website, the players will be awarded caps for both matches.

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