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A World Cup to remember

2010-07-12 07:33
I will always remember the 2010 World Cup. To everyone who has a dream, this tournament proved that dreams do come true. Who would have thought South Africa would ever host a tournament and successfully and beautifully so?

It’s in this tournament that the power of one was observed. I saw a nation coming together to support Bafana Bafana. I saw how their confidence grew. I can still feel my heart beat change when I think about Simphiwe Tshabalala’s goal.

I saw how leadership is very important. Carlos Pereira‘s contribution to our growth cannot be argued and I would like to give thanks to him.

I will always play the Waka Waka song, not only for its melody but for the lyrics too. I will play it when I seek inspiration. I will play it as a reminder that the giants of music did grace our shores and shared a night with us in the form of the World Cup Concert and I will always be grateful to God that I got to experience that moment.

To those who thought some things are not possible, this World Cup proved that everything is possible. I saw giants fall. I saw Brazil go home. I saw the fall of Argentina. I saw the demise of Germany and what an emotional parade.

I learned the importance of focus; I was reminded that being on the lead doesn’t necessarily make you a winner. It’s the end results that count. This tournament resonated with John C Maxwell’s book, Talent is Never Enough.

This tournament illustrated the power of thoughts. If you had the burning desire, you achieved. Netherlands and Ghana had the burning desire and yes, they did get the results.

I don’t know what the world will remember this World Cup for, but I hope our love will stay in those who visited our country long after they have left OR Tambo Airport. I hope the mountains will forever share the story of the Vuvuzela with the oceans.

 I wish all the South Africans will stay inspired long after the writers have written about this World Cup.

This indeed was An Amazing Fun worth remembering Inspiring Confusing Astonishing Cup. An African Experience.

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