The REAL – South Africa on a Sunday afternoon Soweto Style!

The REAL - South Africa on a Sunday afternoon Soweto Style!

The REAL – South Africa on a Sunday afternoon Soweto Style!

Manchester United to play in South Africa and in CT on 21 July 2012

Games in Durban and Cape Town will form part of the 2012 Tour, delivered to the world by DHL

Manchester United will return to South Africa to play AmaZulu FC in Durban and Ajax Cape Town next month.

The games will form the Soccer Challenge to highlight the aims of Mandela Day and will take place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Mandela Day itself (18 July) and the Cape Town Stadium on 21 July.

Announcing the games, Chief Executive David Gill said, “The training camp and matches in South Africa will be an important part of our preparations for the 2012/13 season and an excellent chance to renew our acquaintance with our loyal and enthusiastic fans in South Africa. Everyone has fond memories of the visits in 2006 and 2008 and of the exceptional organisation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.”

Charles Brewer, Managing Director for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, said, “We are delighted to be delivering Manchester United’s pre-season tour to South Africa. Using our global network we’ll be supporting the team in their preparation for the Durban and Cape Town legs of the tour, ensuring that the team are ready to deliver success on the pitch ahead of the 2012/13 season.”

The match will be sponsored by United’s mobile telecommunications partner in South Africa, MTN.

City hosts 8 Nations Under 20 International Football Challenge in 2012

The City of Cape Town, in partnership with SAFA Cape Town and the Western Cape Government will be hosting the 8 Nation under 20 International Football Challenge.

The tournament will take place from 25 May – 03 June 2012 at both the Athlone and Cape Town Stadiums. The tournament will also utilise practice venues throughout the City.

The bi-annual tournament is being hosted for the second time, after a successful inauguration tournament in 2010, prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.

This football tournament is a welcome addition to the City’s calendar of major sports events, which include the Pick ‘n Pay/ Cape Argus Cycle Tour and Old Mutual Town Oceans marathon.

All these sports tournaments are in line with this administration’s goal to establish Cape Town as the events capital of the continent. We hope that this competition will be the springboard for many youngsters, both local and international, to launch their successful professional football careers.

We urge local football fans to attend these matches to watch the next generation of football superstars compete for the championship. Some of the youngsters in this tournament will go on to represent their countries in future international competitions.

In support of the City’s volunteer programme, the City will also be making use of 150 dedicated volunteers who will assist in the efficient and coordinated success of the event. The City’s successful volunteer programme fosters the ideals of volunteerism within the community.

Tickets can be purchased at Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers outlets. Ticket prizes will be R50 grand stand and R20 open stand.

A transport plan for the tournament will be communicated to the public in due course.

Please see below a list of fixtures scheduled for the event:

Athlone Stadium

DATE TIME FIXTURE
25 May 2012 18:00 South Africa v/s Argentina
20:30 Ghana v/s Nigeria
29 May 2012 18:00 South Africa v/s Nigeria
20:30 Argentina v/s Ghana
30 May 2012 18:00 Brazil v/s Japan
20:30 Cameroon Kenya
1 June 2012 18:00 Semi Final 1
20:30 Semi Final 2

Cape Town Stadium

DATE TIME FIXTURE
26 May 2012 14:00 Kenya v/s Japan
16:30 Brazil v/s Cameroon
27 May 2012 14:00 South Africa v/s Ghana
16:30 Argentina v/s Nigeria
28 May 2012 18:00 Brazil v/s Kenya
20:30 Cameroon v/s Japan
3 June 2012 14:00 3rd v/s 4th
16:30 Final

On the couch nominated for a 2012 MTN Radio Award

OTC -( On the Couch) has been nominated in the category for Sport’s Show in the 2012 MTN Radio Awards

This nomination is as a result of the combined on air efforts of Tapfuma Makina , Martin Myers & Flapper , every Saturday between 8.00am and 9.00am. on Heart 104.9fm.

Tune in this Sat to listen to the banter and as one listener called Flapper ,Martin and Tapfuma ” the three wise men” always are fun and entertaining and love sport.

Results will be announced at a gala dinner on 14 April 2012

For the full list of nominees, click the link below:

http://www.mtnradioawards.com/mtn_newsarticle10.html

.. and so it starts – La Celebracion de España

enjoy these pictures of WORLD Cup Closing

…. and MADIBA was there

We’ll ignore Graca Machel’s “controlling”tendencies.

Trophy arrives in its Louis Vuitton Bag..

Whatta closing ceremony, well done South Africa! This was awesome!

and of course, we had someone tryna take chances…

…but he was stopped in his tracks…

*Sigh of relief*

Waka Fever has caught on around the globe

Waka Fever has caught on around the globe. Immediately following Shakira’s headline performance of the official FIFA World Cup song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” at the kick-off concert of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the song has exploded onto the scene with the music video quickly becoming one of the most-viewed clips on YouTube and the song anchoring the #1 spot on charts in over 15 countries.

“Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” has gone #1 in over 15 countries, including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland. In Mexico, it has held the #1 spot for 5 weeks in a row. The song—which will also be performed by Shakira at the closing ceremonies of the World Cup finals—is the top selling single on digital and mobile platforms in nearly all countries in which it is available for purchase.

The official music video has become an Internet sensation, with over 15 million views on YouTube (averaging 2 million visits per day). The video captures the multicultural spirit of the World Cup, featuring dancers and musicians from countries around the globe as well as key players from several countries: Leo Messi (Argentina), Dani Alves (Brazil), Gerard Pique (Spain), Rafa Marquez (Mexico) and Carlos Kameni (Cameroon).The players wear Shakira’s Waka Waka T-shirts sold during the World Cup period by Mango, with proceeds going to supply aid to primary schools in South Africa. The video introduces the “Waka Waka” dance, which has been imitated by over 83 fan-organized flash mobs in 55 countries, as a show of support for 1GOAL, for which Shakira is an official ambassador.

“Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” is featured on the official World Cup album “Listen Up!,” whose proceeds will go to “20 Centers for 2010,” an initiative to achieve social change via the construction of twenty “Football for Hope” community centers throughout Africa. The song is inspired by the 1986 global hit “Zangalewa” by the group Golden Sounds of Cameroon. The song features Zolani Mahola of the South African group Freshlyground

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