The World Cup and Southern Africa

During the world cup I will be traveling around South Africa. After the tournament is over, I plan to travel over ground about 1800 miles up to Nairobi, where I will fly back to the states from in early August.

In this blog I hope to share my experiences, thoughts, and stories. I am not completely sure why I am here, I hope to know by the time I leave. I will focus on a few topics:
1) How do we develop people? (Education, Values, etc..)
2) Is there any absolute truth? I hope so.
3) Football

This will not be clean and edited, it is my journal. I will write very much in stream of consciousness, most statements I make are questions that I wish answered. Please feel free to add to my inner-dialogue.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday morning

For now I am skipping Thursday, I went to the Apartheid Museum, I have started to reflect on it, but it will take me awile.

I am about to venture off toward Soccer City, the location of the opening match. Car horns and vuvuzelas have been blowing since the sun came up.

Now for Feffer's match predictions:

South Africa and Mexico is very interesting. Mexico seems to be in top form and I feel would be a tough match for anyone. South Africa is going to play the best match of their lives today. With the support they have, they will play far beyond their ability, and they're a decent side to begin with, also playing well right now. Logically I want to say they will draw 1-1, with SA scoring a first half goal with the lift of the moment, and Mexico equalizing later, wearing Bafana down with their talent and experience. I dream though of a late Bafana winner to give this nation a memory to keep forever.

France and Uruguay will play tonight, the first of many in the series of heart vs. talent. Few teams can match the talent of France, but they still havn't themselves post Zhidane. If they don't figure out how to dig deep and play with each other, they will see an early exit. Heart wins this match, Uruguay 1-0.


  1. Not bad...I actually thought SA would pull off the win. I don't think Mexico is as good as everyone thinks they are.

    France will disappoint.

    I strongly believe an African team will be in the finals. Hoping it's Nigeria, but we'll see..

    Very jealous that you're there! Safe travels!