Nigeria, Vuvuzela & Football Rules

Hello sports fans round the globe. Here is my column on the impending FIFA ban bell ringing in Nigeria.
The world is ruled and governed by laws likewise soccer is ruled and governed same way. This brings back some memories, when Vuvuzela, made by several manufacturers, that produce various intensity and frequency outputs.
The intensity of these outputs depends on the blowing technique and pressure exerted. Just like the intense war on the NFF seat and Nigeria football not considering the next generation of youth that sports is their gift.
Vuvuzela is traditionally made and inspired from a kudu horn, it was used to summon distant villagers to attend community gatherings.
The vuvuzela is most used at football matches in South Africa, and it has become a symbol of South African football, as the stadiums are filled with its sound.
The intensity of the sound caught the attention of the global football community during the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in anticipation of South Africa hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
And the horn of noise engulfed the entire World Cup 2010 thereafter.
The world football governing body, FIFA, proposed to ban Vuvuzela from stadiums, as they were seen as potential weapons for hooligans and could be used in ambush marketing. Howbeit, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil … the ban was already in place.
The Vuvuzela has been the subject of controversy when used by spectators at football matches. Its high sound pressure levels at close range can lead to permanent hearing loss for unprotected ears after exposure, not forgetting the social media hype and tweets etc.
Let’s talk about the social media briefly;
Social Media is about sociology and psychology more than technology. The Internet has turned what used to be a controlled, one-way message into a real-time dialogue with millions.
It is good to note that With the growing reliance on social media, we no longer search for news, or the products and services we wish to buy. Instead they are being pushed to us by friends, acquaintances and business colleagues.
Ultimately, brands need to have a role in society. The best way to have a role in the society is to understand how people are talking about things in real time. Now we are in a world of real time gossip. Please be more careful. How you sell yourself, your family, your country. It’s not just about consuming content, but sharing it, passing it on, and adding to it.
Twitter and other social media fora are not technology. They are conversation, of course happening with or without you.
Then! What is Social Media?
The best way to define social media is to break it down. Media is an instrument of communication, like a newspaper or a radio, so social media would be a social instrument of communication.
In Web 2.0 terms, this would be a website that doesn’t just give you information, but interacts with you while giving you that information. This interaction can be as simple as asking for your comments or letting you vote on an article, or it can be as complex as Flixster recommending movies to you based on the ratings of other people with similar interests.
Think of regular media as a one-way street where you can read a newspaper or listen to a report on television, but you have very limited ability to give your thoughts on the matter.
Social media, on the other hand, is a two-way stuff that gives you the ability to communicate too.
So let’s do some measurement here. When you sell the country’s soccer pride or self pride or family pride, it is equals to what?
Please remember that all tweets and news given out through social media are like confessions and submissions, which form the media system of the subject. The future of the youth depends on the outcome of today’s decision, which is made by all.
Join me again for another edition, till then, have a nice day and poke in some goals for now and the future.
Only goals and consistency make a difference in life.
Please, do send your reactions to
Peter Ijeh,
ULc, BSs

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