Friday, June 11, 2010

World Cup 2010!

As a Naija girl born and raised in America, soccer (football) really wasn't my thing. Even the fact that I call it soccer shows you how Americanized I am. Lol.

I don't really play sports, but my favorite one to watch is basketball. And I don't even watch basketball that much now that the Detroit Pistons are a shadow of their former selves. But I remember watching my dad play soccer at the all African 4th of July picnic and my mom warning him to take it easy cause he's not as young as he used to be. Lol.  I also remember that my dad wanted me to try out for the girls' soccer team in the 6th grade, but I decided not to because I didn't want to. Hahahaha.....

Anyways,with all of my African friends so excited about the World Cup this year in South Africa, I decided to peek in on the first game to see what I could see. Of  course I wanted South Africa to win over Mexico, but I guess we had to settle for a tie. When I started watching, the score was still 0-0. I dozed off, and when I woke up, it was 1-0 with South Africa in the lead. I saw when Mexico scored, and I saw that crazy shot where the guy from South Africa hit the goal post instead of getting the ball in the goal. I was kind of amazed. I mean, the bar is so narrow, but the ball hit that instead of going in the net. E be like say the Mexico team dey do one kin juju wey dey make the ball wey suppose enter net no dey enter. LOL!

My favorite thing of all was seeing Desmond Tutu dancing when South Africa made the first goal. I didn't get to see it when it happened but I saw it on replay. It was so cute! :) I was sad though, to hear that Nelson Mandela's great-granddaughter died in a car accident. That man really has had a hard life but has managed to come out of it without bitterness. Truly a great man. I pray for comfort in this time of sadness for him and his family. And I can't wait to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day on July 18. More on that later.

Anyways, I will support any African team when they play non-Africans, but it comes time for Naija to play, I hope say they dey beat all other teams well well! Even South Africa. :) It is great though, to have something positive that is bringing Africans together and putting a positive spotlight on Africa.

By the way, did you see the Shakira music video of the official song for the World Cup? I love it!


  1. Hey, first time here. Just curious, since u were born and i assume raised in America, how did u learn to speak pidgin? My sister just had a baby and she's going to be 10months old this month, and i want her to know how to speak it. I think it's pretty cool that u know how to speak it though :)

  2. Hahahah.....I learned to speak pidgin by listening to people around me that speak it. Also, I think listening to a lot of Naija music in pidgin on Youtube helped me pick some up. I'm not perfect yet, but I dey try small small. Lol.