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Vuvuzela to Become Icon of the 2010 World Cup

blowThere is no doubt that the Vuvuzela (stadium horn) is destined to become the icon of the 2010 World Cup. I can’t even think of all the things it has been called, but it is a colorful plastic trumpet.

Blow a Vuvuzela

South African soccer fans blow the Vuvuzela at soccer matches to support their teams, to encourage the players, to show their displease and just to have a jorl ( South African slang for have a blast).

The Vuvuzela had been much maligned, especially by some Europeans after the Confederations Cup who called for the banning of the Vuvuzela at the 2010 World Cup. Not long after that, the  Vuvuzela was banned in Austria because soccer officials believed it was dangerous – as in people attack each other with it!

blooowsisijpgBafana Bafana vs Japan

And then the South African National team, Bafana Bafana played a friendly against Japan  – and the poor Japanese team – wanted to have the Vuvuzela banned -their delicate ears were also offended by  “the noisy plastic trumpet”.

But fortunately we have FIFA head honcho Sepp Blatter on our side – who has been so consistent from the getgo that this will be an African World Cup …and when in Africa…

I often wonder if the developed world isn’t just projecting their feeling on us, the Africans – they also probably find us loud and noisy and embarrassing. Oh and dangerous- not sure whether the German team will be running out in flack jackets or not.

And just when we thought it was all over, the Shembe’s  (Nazareth Baptist Church) decided to claim the Vuvuzela.

longvuvujpgUSA Soccer Team

The Americans, who caused such a stir at the Confed Cup with their great football, just loved South Africa and their advance teams for the World Cup have come back with glowing reports.

Dutch Supporters

The Dutch supporters are going to be blowing orange vuvuzelas and tons of beaded bracelets from KwaZulu- Natal have been shipped to the Netherlands for local football fans.

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  1. David Campos Mar 14, 2010

    We wrote a cool song about the Vuvuzela called “Stand As One”
    you can watch it here

  2. Bruce Copley Apr 7, 2010

    We are attempting to make people aware that a single Vuvuzela can also be used to produce a variety of different notes and sound-effects!! To discover the capabilities of the RAINBOW VUVUZELA, check out this link:

    A great signature song for the World Cup is the song LADUMA by the Band Hotwater:

  3. havito Jun 14, 2010

    It’s not possible to view a game on TV because of this noice. Thanks for your hospitality South Africa! :-(

    We will never forget the Vuvuzela! And this is hopefully the first and last world cup in South Africa.


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