I, like many millions of people around the world, watched the world cup final yesterday. It was a fitting end. Spanish finesse against Dutch chippiness. It could have been so much more had the Dutch stayed true to their game, the game of Johan Cruyff and Will Coerver. In the end, Spain won by playing their game and not getting sucked into the vulgar play of the Dutch. Like Africa, the game reflected the solitudes of world soccer.
This morning a friend sent me a great little video made by South African kids of the highlights of the world cup. It’s beautiful. It’s pure Africa…it is the Africa I remember as a kid and as an adult. The jubalani is a great juxtaposition to the bare feet of the kids playing on a dirt field. Enjoy it; it will put a smile on your face.