Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


2010 World Cup

By on June 7, 2010

By some irony of fate, or perhaps its just one of those wonderful coincidences that make you go hmmm, the World Cup kicks off on June 11 which marks the 4th year anniversary of my life as a blogger. It’s even more of a coincidence since my first ever post titled One World Cup was about the World Cup.

I get really excited whenever the World Cup is on. I have always been an intrepid soccer fan. Time was when I was an avid follower of the British, African and European league matches, but sadly life got in the way and the World Cup, held every four years has become my only solace for following a game from start to finish.

I am even more excited this year, because it is being held in South Africa, the first time the tournament will be held on the African continent. Thirty-two countries have qualified for the tournament and a total of sixty-three matches will be held leading up to the final on June 25.

It was estimated that over 700 million people tuned in to watch the final game of the 2006 World Cup, in the era of Facebook and a revolutionized web which boasts of You Tube, there are chances that those numbers will increase.

The 2010 World Cup also puts the spotlight on the rich cultural heritage of the African continent. A preview of some of what we expect to see is highlighted on the Remi Foundation Facebook page

Do you know what a vuvuzela is?

Find out on the page and check out more tidbits on the World Cup country participants and more

1 Comment
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    Ibifiri Mobolaji-Kamson

    June 14, 2010

    Hi really the world cup being held in south africa is very good for the African continent. I am a writer and i have a blog also. I was just searching for articles when i stumbled on your blog, your profile is lovely and you write very well. just saying keep it up. Ibifiri