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Vuvuzelas

Updated on May 23, 2011

WHAT IS VUVUZELA

The great stadium horn

A vuvuzela is a stadium horn popularly used in soccer match in South Africa. No one seems to know the original meaning of the name vuvuzela. This is going to be the next most controversial thing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Some people attribute the name to a Zulu word; vuvu which means making noise. Other people attribute the name vuvuzela to a township slang meaning to shower. Let’s forget all the controversies surrounding this great horn which has seen so much revolution in the recent past.

When blown it make noise like that of a herd of elephants. There has been a lot of controversy on the use of vuvuzela and FIFA had to stand firm because many people wanted it banned. This is a very hot topic and I believe vuvuzelas are going to shake the world. I have a strong feeling they could make the controversy of 2010 FIFA World Cup.

For hundrends of years, elders in Africa were called to meetings using an animal horn, most popular is South Africa was a kundu horn. With dwindling of the kundus population, there was a need to make vuvuzelas from other materials and tin was used. Now vuvuzela are made from plastics and other available materials.

Approximately one meter in length vuvuzelas can make one hell of a noise, which is why many participating nations have been pressurizing FIFA to ban their use in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. While cowbells are associated with the Swizz, the vuvuzela is associated with South Africa. With the 19th edition of the FIFA world cup set to start soon in South Africa, vuvuzela will be widely used by the soccer fans.

Vuvuzelas are going to mark 2010 FIFA World Cup and I believe that with the controversy it has brought so far, there are people all over the world looking for vuvuzela stuff.

Let’s forget all the controversies surrounding this great stadium horn which has seen so much revolution in the recent past. One can use vuvuzela to make all the noise in support of their team, or even as a music instrument. One can as well download vuvuzela ringtones in the spirit of Africanizing 2010 FIFA World Cup. I believe the vuvuzela has a place in all our hearts. Why not enjoy this controversial stadium horn now that we have a chance to enjoy it. You can have vuvuzela logo pin or even have vuvuzela music, the choice is yours.

DO YOU THINK FIFA SHOULD BAN VUVUZELA IN 2010 WORLD CUP?

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      Francis Kamau 7 years ago from Nairobi

      The vuvuzela may be noisy but at leat it is a new invention for this years 2010 World Cup, lets give the South Africans what they like, at least they have hosted the 2010 World Cup. Lets not ban them.

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      jondav 7 years ago

      These things may be traditional in South Africa, but they ruin the atmosphere of the game. I don't think i've heard a sigle chant in any game yet during this World Cup.

      Ban them i say.

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      Nixon 7 years ago

      Please stop the noise.

      I have stopped watching the World Cup because of it.