Bananas for Bafana!

A win would have been fabulous, but we could not have asked for a better World Cup opening. The first goal, of the first Cup held in Africa, scored by an African team. Not just any African team, but by Bafana Bafana. The Beach Bar was packed, the atmosphere was ecstatic, and the headaches the next day were stoically borne.

Beach Bar on opening night of the World Cup.

Despair after Mexico equalises.

After the match post mortem.

A draw was as good as a win for these guys.


2 Responses to “Bananas for Bafana!”

  1. 1 shoreacres June 16, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Wonderful pics of the evening – especially of that very pretty lady with her two sons!

    All the news here has been of the vuvuzela (sp?) and its ability to drown out broadcasters and such. I think they’ve decided to continue allowing it? I hope so. If it’s your custom, that only adds to the charm – local color, as they say. It does sound rather like a million demented bees, but soccer fans themselves always sound a little demented, so there you are. 😉

    • 2 Jeannine June 16, 2010 at 8:38 am


      Yup, this World Cup seems to have become about the vuvuzela. No surprise really, South African’s are used to the noise, but it’s a shock for everyone else.

      Funny thing, the foreign visitors are embracing them too – Dutch, Italians, Americans, Germans, they’re all buying the horns and blowing like mad during matches.

      To the dismay of some they are also turning into a huge hit off-shore, Sainsbury’s in Britain is selling one every two seconds! The vuvuzela might be here to stay!

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