Friday, June 11, 2010

My Boys - The African Teams

Naturally, I don't support any team for World Cup because my Mr. Arsene Wenger doesn't coached for any but he has glowing opinions on the African Teams, thus, I would support Bafana Bafana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Algeria. All the best boys (Go Didier Drogba Go Get 'Em All)!

On a sad note, really, my eyes will turn teary watching MAXIS' ads on our great old footballers - I wonder how they feel looking at our soccer team. Where did we go wrong? Someone very much involved in preparation of Malaysian Team to SEA Games that won Gold Medal for the longest time told me that he quit right after that because everyone, including the association members, belittled our boys - their victory was purely luck. Instead of trying to improve infrastructures and trainings, those people have been have 'doctrined' to accept mediocrity as their destiny and any changes proposed are seen as threats to their NEP mentality. Why don't you read this interestingly sad article by Mr. SP Nathan, "Dare We Dream for 2018". It seem like this problem has roots in many areas that concern us as adults for we are the guardians of our children - this Motherland's precious building block.

May this World Cup in South Africa inspires us all, just like the lyrics to its official "Waka Waka" song, sang by Shakira.

Waka Waka (Do It Brilliantly in Swahili)

You’re a good soldier
Choosing your battles
Pick yourself up
And dust yourself off
Get back in the saddle
You’re on the front line
Everyone’s watching
You know it’s serious
We’re getting closer
This isn’t over

The pressure’s on; you feel it
But you got it all; believe it
When you fall get up oh oh
And if you fall get up eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Cause this is Africa
Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka waka eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Listen to your god; this is our motto
Your time to shine
Don’t wait in line
Find More lyrics at
Y vamos por todo
People are raising their expectations
Go on and feel it
This is your moment
No hesitation

Today’s your day
I feel it
You paved the way
Believe it
If you get down
Get up oh oh
When you get down
Get up eh eh

Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa
Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka waka eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa aa
Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka waka eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa


Uncle Lee said...

Hello Fi-Shah, you always post very thought provoking postings. Love this posting.
I guess what Malaysia should do is select good, young inspired boys after school and, or working life, and make them professionals, pay them to play full time, nothing else,
Eat, sleep football, and getting the best coach money can buy to coach them.

Just like US diving and gymnastics employing China coaches now. To beat China next Olympics.
There is no reason Malaysia cannot be a part of the World cup, if North Korea can.
But then Canada too is out, ha ha.
Here football cannot be spelled by young boys, ahhh, talk ice hockey or baseball....itu lain cherita, ha ha.
You have a nice day, best regards, Lee.
Saya nanti Brazil to play.....

Fi-sha said...

Hi Uncle Lee

At this of writing, I am about to burse like a Hawaian active volcano (nanti saya cerita panjang :).

Nasib baik ada Uncle Lee, now let me focus on this matter.

Dear Uncle Lee
Physiologically and psychologically, sportsmen are smart people because for one to excel, they need to strategise to optimise their performance under all imaginable circumstances, they need to address their weaknesses and they need to plan to performance their best at all times. A look at our lacklustre soccer team gives us an idea how wrong we have been in providing relevant supports and guidance to our youths, because what a sin to waste on youth in life.

Canada isn't in WC2010 Uncle Lee but at least it's good in so many other ways. And us? We are nowhere to be found...

Saya sedih Michael Ballack tak main untuk WC2010 tapi German masih powerful walau tanpa Ballack.

Breezy regards to you and auntie...