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Bafana Bafana Blunder


The South African national soccer team failed to qualify for next year's African Cup of Nations after a horrendous misreading of the rules by head coach Pitso Mosimane. The coach admitted to changing up his tactics and playing for a tie against Sierra Leone in Nelspruit last Saturday, wrongly thinking ties amongst group competitors were decided by goal differentials and not head-to-head results.

Assuming they'd done enough to qualify for the tournament, Bafana Bafana celebrated at the end of the scoreless match. But it wasn't just them who were mislead, "the state-run African Broadcasting Corporation proclaimed qualification and the South African Football Association president Kirsten Nematandani went on TV to congratulate the team." In reality, Niger had just narrowly beat them out for a place in the cup.

It's gonna be an interesting African Cup of Nations with Nigeria, Cameroon, and Egypt also failing to make it past the qualifiers. South Africa's woes are probably best summarized by famed Bafana Bafana winger Steven Pienaar (who wasn't present during the game):

 

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A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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