No vuvuzela ban - SAFSA

2010-10-21 20:40

Johannesburg - Director of the SA Football Supporters’ Association (SAFSA) Saddam Maake said on Thursday that no one would ban the vuvuzela as long as he was alive.

"As long as I am still alive no one can stop the vuvuzela. I will be the first one to be arrested out of the 49 million South Africans," Maake said in response to a comment by Premier Soccer League prosecutor Zola Majavu that the instruments could be banned if supporters continued throwing them onto the field during matches.

"This call has a potential to undermine South Africa’s own invention - an instrument which forms a crucial part of the history of the South African Football," Maake said in a statement.

"On the May 15 2010 South Africans gathered in Sandton and other parts of the country to show how much they embraced the vuvuzela and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

"It was the same vuvuzela which contributed to FIFA naming the 2010 FIFA World Cup the best ever in 20 years," he said.

Majavu made the comment earlier on Thursday during an appearance with Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung.

Motaung apologised for fans throwing two vuvuzelas and a cabbage onto the field during an MTN8 semi-final against Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium on September 26.

Majavu had ordered Motaung to address the media as part of Chiefs' punishment for the behaviour of its fans.

Chiefs was found guilty of failing to control its fans and was fined R500 000 which was suspended.



  • EDDIE - 2010-10-21 22:45

    Banning Vuvuzela is like banning our Africa culture and welcoming the white culture,its because the Europeans are banning Vuvuzela then some big headed people thinks thats also the good way oh no.People like Cde Thabo Mbeki are preaching African Renissance and Vuvuzelas are our African way of supporting sports. VIVA VUVUZELA VIVA. EDDIE

  • Jake - 2010-10-22 00:38

    @Eddie. Maybe you don't even understand your own culture. What has a plastic mono-tone horn has to do with African culture? Bugger-all. Its like saying banning cell phones from movie theatres is banning the western culture. Doesn't make sense no does it, comrade? Maybe you've been sitting too close to the comrade behind you blowing 1000 decibels of noise into your head. Eish.

  • RONNIE "SHIBOBO" - 2010-10-22 00:45

    eddie and sadaam as much as i agree with you i also agree with majavu supporters should behave themselfs why do you need to be like hooligans to show your feelings when your team loose or supproters start behaving them selfs or majavu take the vuvuzelas away

  • lebalang maile - 2010-10-22 07:07

    To hell with those who wants to ban our here to stay

  • Philip - 2010-10-22 07:31

    The noisy obnoxious trumpets must be banned. They DID NOT contribute to FIFA2010 being the best world cup ever.

  • eish - 2010-10-22 08:10

    African mentality EISH!!..

  • Peter - 2010-10-22 08:15

    @Eddie - why does it have to be about race to you?? It has got NOTHING to do with black or white, it has got to do with people behaving like a bunch of idiots and using it as a "weapon". I personally think the vuvuzela is the worst thing that could have happened to this beautiful country.....

  • BUDA - 2010-10-22 08:56

    Thez no excuse for bad behaviour, but bare in mind that even in europe such things happen vuvuzela or not..for example fire crackers been thrown in the field n the infamous hooligans acroos europe..Vuvuzela make S.A unique different..Viva Vuvuzela rock on..

  • FOUR - 2010-10-22 08:57

    Premier Soccer League prosecutor Zola Majavu said that the instruments could be banned if supporters continued throwing them onto the field during matches. Saddam Maake said that no one would ban the vuvuzela as long as he was alive. Conclusion : Saddam failed to respond to the real issue.

  • kugan - 2010-10-22 10:32

    I love football, i am a loyal English premier league supporter and watch most of the games on TV...Ever since the SWC i vowed that i will watch the local soccer matches and start following the local leagues and other competitions. During the world cup i did manage to get to watch a game in Durban and enjoyed it very much even with the irritation of the Vuvuzela as it was after all the SWC, so now after watching the games on TV alone(local games) the noise of the Vuvuzela has put me off following local soccer(even on TV it is annoying)...Now having said that i in now way trying to say that because i feel that way the Vuvuzela must go, all i am saying is that if Local soccer needs the support from all other south Africans who found some new found admiration for the game after the SWC then SAFA should consider making the experience better for ALL..Yes i know that the old supporters are probably more important to SAFA, however bringing new supporter interest would benefit the game from a revenue point, and not listening to those who don’t like the Vuvuzela is just being stupid and does not make good financial sense. The SWC was raved about by all politicians and SAFA and other bodies for bringing the people together but if we do not get football in our country up to a bigger audience the SWC has done nothing al all..I hope this makes sense to you all..

  • Jimmy Jump - 2010-10-22 10:33

    Sadame is just being an idiot here and he expose his lack of understanding of the world culture, the more you mention a vuvuzela and culture in the same sentence the more people laugh at us. This is was perfect opportunity for him to address his chiefs friends that vuvu is not a weapon but a mere instruments we like but not indispensable for our game. .what the hell is SAFSA anyway, who appointed this guy?

  • Chiefs surporter - 2010-10-22 10:49

    Who is this mujuaaavat is he speaking on behalf of the PSL,If so the stupid PSL wants SA soccer to fail. first the double ticket prices.No they want to ban the vuvu.These guys are really only after riiping us off.there are hundreds of security guards at the games why cant they arrest hooligants.F@#%K me and my vuvu are not attending anymore games untill this PSL apologise to my vuvu.

  • Frost21 - 2010-10-22 11:59

    I think Zola Majavu is high on something

  • FOOTBALL LOVER - 2010-10-22 13:22

    the vuvuzela spoils the enjoyment of the most beautiful game on earth.

  • gav - 2010-10-22 13:37

    Hahahaha,@ Eddie: is African culture so new? Vuvuzela`s has only been around for about 7 years hahahaha,don`t know how true this is but i heard Chiefs hav ban it,think i`ll support them now hahahaha

  • Amanda - 2010-10-22 16:07

    @EDDIE, how old are you? Seven? Whenever a group of people want to FORCE their way on others, they come up with this nonsence that it is their culture. Unless your 'culture' is to make a noise, the vuvezela has nothing to do with any culture at all. It is more of an irritation to the nation than anything else. But small things amuse small minds, as the saying go.

  • Koos - 2010-10-23 09:12

    We lost the opportunity to market Vuvuzela to the rest of the world and create more jobs and rand for the country. People abuse the instruments at stadiums why can't we be innovative about how we cheer and also use the vuvuzela at stadia. Celtic fans sing and all around the world people sing abd cheer their clubs whether in Ghana, Saudi Arabia, England, Chile etc it is not a culture stuff. We need to be innovative in supporting our clubs so that more fans can visit the stadia. Acts of holiganism are not good for the PSL. If we want to market the PSL to generate money for SA soccer, the current status will not be bought by any one.

  • Mngwembe sipho - 2010-10-25 15:29

    Vuvuzela is lyk our symbol in our Playing field

  • LETONA - 2010-10-26 04:12

    I saw it coming that Majavu was just dreaming.How can you think of banning Vuvuzela 'cause of one team's fans especialy after we defended the instrument against the WORLD.VIVA VUVUZELA VIVA!

  • monde - 2010-10-26 15:50

    saddam who say no vuvuzela will be banned while he is alive is out of his mind we dont care about him we will ban vuvuzela together me king kaizer and psl decision coomitee

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