Thursday, June 3, 2010

Waving Flags With K’naan And The World Cup Trophy

Thabiso Sihlali & Neo Manganye

We often hear that the early bird catches the worm and that proved to be true on Wednesday when the world cup trophy arrived at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Soshanguve campus. We woke up early just so we could be there before eight in the morning. This was on a day when we didn’t have any classes. And thank goodness we did because we got to experience what those who came late didn’t and most never will.

Arriving early allowed us to get our passes to get to at least touch the glass that was protecting the trophy. It allowed us to take a photograph with the trophy. Yesterday was one piece of history we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

It’s a good thing that we didn’t leave early either. Most people who had seen the trophy complained about the chaos that started later in the day with the masses turning up. We decided to soak in the atmosphere though and stay to socialise with the crowds.

Then something totally unexpected happened. Somali musician, K’naan, arrived to perform his massive international hit Waving Flag, Coca Cola’s official world cup song for the 2010 football world cup.

Everything was great man and it was amazing seeing people of all ages from pre-school children to old people having a great time. Now let the games begin.

Check out K'naan's Wavin flag at

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