Tuesday, March 2, 2010
FIFA fever Cape Town
It’s here and it’s pumping. It’s pulsing through the heart of every Capetonian, every South African. From Gugulethu to Kommetjie, from Somerset West to Cape Town city centre, it’s here people, it is here! FIFA fever is rushing through the streets and it’s getting faster, it’s getting bigger, it’s getting stronger. It’s on the mind of everyone around the world today; 100 days to go… 2010.
The time for famous Cape Town cynicism is over. The FIFA World Cup is upon us no matter your view of the supposed outcome. With an airport upgrade, a renovated Cape Town station, the introduction of the Integrated Rapid Transit Station, if you’re not in it for the soccer, you can at least support how it has developed and improved our city, our country.
Throw away your ‘what if’s’, set aside your doubts. Leave behind your negativity, your sarcasm and uncertainties. Grab a Vuvuzela, put on your Makaraba. The 68 000-seat Cape Town stadium is calling your name. It’s here and Cape Town is ready. We are united and we are welcoming.
Photograph by Alistair Fyfe