Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Ke Nako

For the love of this beautiful game, a Sabbath morning, 12 days ago, I woke up in a cold town in north South Africa, p.k.a. J'borg. I was not going to be an absentee at the games that had been brought to my backyard. Let's not tell the story about how my boss almost refused to give me days off. Well, he eventually did after more than enough coaxing. I hopped on a plane & left with my homie Omo.

The FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010™ games were great, despite the more frequently occurring questionable officiating, whether seen in the brand new world class stadiums or at the heavily crowded Fan Fest locations. Durban was not half as cold as Johannesburg had a lot to offer but sadly it was injury time & we had to call it a day.

Don’t you just love football? One of the few opportunities for you to see grown ass men chase after each other for a rubber ball. In this case, called the Jabulani.

And for the unwinding, as we may wish to call it, we hit the streets & found some mad aboriginal house music. The clubs were jumping to & so was Soweto. Now it was a major fan fest, partying with fans from the far away USA and some locals.

As an incredible night crawler, bedtime never happened before 4am. Uncle Jack was a good friend, just a little coke & no ice. Even the radio stations made it worth my while. The DJs were hot. It was quite a listening experience that was second to none for the moment.

After a very long time, it gave me mad thrills to sing the Nigerian national anthem alas, I am still perplexed what Yakubu Aiyegbeni was doing on the Super Eagles line up in the first place.

Well, despite all would be disappointments, new friends were made, some will be kept, others will be lost, intentionally or not, some unfinished businesses will be completed and others will be terminated. It was time & money well spent

Come FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™




rethots said...


How you been B?

Ubong Da said...

Welcome back I was in SA in April went with a like minded friend and we had a blast. Jo'burg, Soweto, Pretoria, Cape Town. I even reached the tip of africa sef.

Clubbing attempt was a failure. Moloko was having an exclusive party so we couldn't get in. My date took us to another one and on getting there NEPA took light. She requested we hang around until light comes back. For where make Naija guys hang for dark street in an unknown area. I no gree o. Instead we headed back to Newscafe for shots of taquilla. The babe na fish o!.

Did you notice how SA babes are easy going?

Miss Natural said...

lol you definitely had an amazing time!! lucky you. some of us experienced it from 15 inch tv sets lol. Welcome back!

Myne Whitman said...

Welcome back, too bad the SE did not stay longer. They've been disbanded you know?

bArOquE said...

~reThotz, i've been good, better than


~UbongDa, was at Moloko last Fri, was packed full & hot, not sure i quite quite enjoy it, plus lots of naija folks too, no thanks...funny thing, the power cut issue...there are 3other clubs in that very same location, The Bank, Capital Music Cafe & one else i cant remember

There were far more NOT easy going SA chics than i would agree

No doubt sha, had my dulling

~Miss.Natural, i sure had maaad fun...
PS: i've got a 32" LCD i'm willing to let go of, please loose the 15"

~MyneWhitman, I watched the SE play rubbish so it was a first hand experience...we shall see what happens when they need to be put together again...seeing is cool?

Evee said...

Welcome back. You didnt stay till the end? Or is the world cup over*pardon my ignorance*

Beauty Goodone said...

Welcome back. Glad you made it back safe with thrilling stories to share. SA is a beautiful country as I learnt from my hubby although, very cold especially during this tome of the year.

mizchif said...

Me darling...... so you went to SA... nice. Glad you had fun.

Oh and i'm nominated for best moniker and TMI blogger, tho i was gunning for hottest blogger instead, but ah well.
Make your vote count when the time comes.

Be well.

ibiluv said...

welcome back

Girls and football....nice combo

bArOquE said...

~Evee, I stayed for 7 & a half days...the week when teams were battling to qualify for the round of 16...sounds like Latin to you right
Ps: the World Cup is still on, it ends this Sunday, 11th July 2010...make sure you see the finals

~BeautyGoodone, it sure was cold...Thank God i made it back safe (though i didnt for a second feel unsafe there)...i second (or third), SA is a really beautiful country, the people have tried for themselves (i can say quite the contrary for Nigeria) *hisses*

~mizChif, yes, i went to SA, & yes i had mad fun...i might hop in back for the finals this weekend, but not exactly to see the game...i've got unfinished business there *wink*

~ibiLuv, you can say that again...fantastic combo...actually with any sport, or not...girls are good to go with everything

cerberus said...

i got mad beef for you on this matta and the only way to resolve this would be you on horse back.

@ Ubong Da: Uncle Hailings!!!!

of the Cerberus

kmplx said...

am so jealous.

bArOquE said...

~cerberus, horse back oshi...LOL...hold your horses mister...meanwhile, if you see the groove eh, YKHWD! *wink*

~kmplx, you cannot remain in hibernato & be jealous *mpscheeew*