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Waka waka - this time for Africa!

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 11 June 2010 in Sport & Recreation.

It starts today - 16h00 our time! The first time ever that the FIFA Soccer World Cup is hosted on African soil. South Africa (Bafana Bafana) versus Mexico is the opening match - and who knows what will happen. Go Bafana Bafana - just do your best, we are behind you win or lose!

If you haven't seen or heard the official 2010SWC song, you can view it here. Have a look - it's really worth the effort - especially if you like Shakira (and Freshly Ground)! Hot, hot, hot! And full of African energy!

To all of you who will be supporting teams playing in this year's world cup - good luck, and may your team do you proud! And if they don't , remember - it's only a game after all.

Have a very special weekend.

Title from the official song of the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup - what more can I say?

Canon EOS 40D 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Lyl and Roll from France

Hope it will be a great feast... But for this one, my heart is Irish (not proud to be french - if you see what I mean !!!).

11 Jun 2010 5:25am

@Lyl and Roll: Understand what you are saying, but one has to move on. France didn't perform too well in their opening match, but with the players they have, they should get better!

Laurent from Lyon, France

I wish all the best for the Bafana, and for your world cup in general.

11 Jun 2010 5:56am

@Laurent: Thanks very much indeed - the start has been more than we could have wished for.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

Have a nice we too :-)

11 Jun 2010 6:58am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

This time for Africa....

Tsamina mina eh eh
...Waka Waka eh eh. I have been playing that song over and over and over. Love it:)

13 Jun 2010 1:56am

@kiwisa: You are so special! Have just done an edit of the mp3 file and made it my mobile ring tone!

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Hi Rob - I tried to download this as my ringtone too, but it keeps failing. Will keep trying:)

13 Jun 2010 8:34pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Thanks for the link! I love it. We got up early to watch the Bafana game and oh my was it worth it!

14 Jun 2010 3:38am

Canon EOS 40D
1/500 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
150 mm

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