The Originals: Vuvuzela,
Sockzela, Zazu & Makoya Soccer Fan Helmet
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This exciting new product adds considerable distinction to our traditional
world famous Vuvuzela.
The Sockzela is available for each of the participating world cup teams.
The Sockzela includes the Original Vuvuzela and is covered with a hard
wearing, removable, fabric sheath presenting a stunning appearance.
The Real Makoya Soccer Fan Helmet... 3 kits
Kit 1 comes in our attractive retail box which contains
one Makoya Fan Helmet, the two clip-on display ears and our standard
Kit 2 also comes in our attractive retail box and
contains one Makoya Fan Helmet, the two clip-on display ears, our
standard decals PLUS one extra clip-on "Vuvuzela" fan horn.
Kit 3 also comes in our attractive retail box and
contains one Makoya Fan Helmet, the two clip-on display earswith our
standard decals applied. The extra clip-on "Vuvuzela" fan horn is an
ZAZU’s... Zazuzela, Kuduzela...
The aesthetical form was inspired by nature’s antelope beauty and
developed into a designer musical trumpet by world renowned South
African Industrial designer Brian Steinhobel.
The ZaZu comes with a lanyard and an optional flag.
Branding is possible on larger orders.
Listen to the ZaZu conducted by
A vuvuzela, sometimes called a 'lepatata' (its Setswana name), is an air
horn, approximately one metre in length, commonly blown by fans at
soccer matches in South Africa.
The origin of the name is disputed; it may originate from the Zulu for
"making noise", or from the "vuvu" sound it makes, or from township
slang related to the word for "shower".
Originally made out of tin, the vuvuzela became popular in South Africa
in the 1990s, The Vuvuzela can be blown by small children and it makes
noise something like a charging elephant.
The vuvuzela is a feature of matches between big South African soccer
teams Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. The Chiefs supporters have
yellow vuvuzelas while the Pirates have black-and-white vuvuzelas.
Vuvuzelas have been controversial and have sometimes been banned from
Critics point out that the instrument is blown haphazardly and noisy
which can be distracting when paying attention to the game.
On the other hand many soccer fans argue that this instrument brings
lively atmosphere to the stadium and it is has become part of South
African football culture and a way of showing loyalty and dedication to
your soccer team. Just as fans in other countries beat up drums, blow
trumpets and sing, South African soccer fans blow the vuvuzelas.
Rather than banning them fans need to familiarise themselves on how to
blow the vuvuzelas. People should not blow them when it is silence and
when blown they need to be organised into a rhythmic music sound
accompanied by rhythmic movements.
Other issues around the vuvuzelas were raised by the world football
governing body, FIFA, who wanted to ban the usage of vuvuselas during
the World Cup 2010 because of a concern that the instrument could be
used as weapons by hooligans or by business to have an advertising
presence in World Cup Stadiums..
However after the South African Football Association, SAFA, made a
presentation that the vuvuzelas were essential for an authentic South
African football experience, in July 2008 FIFA decided to drop the ban
and vuvuselas will be allowed at matches during World Cup 2010 in South
Vuvuzelas are rooted in African history as people would blow on a kudu
horn to call villagers to a meeting.
Adding to the appeal is the African folklore that "a baboon is killed by
a lot of noise", so the last quarter of a game sees even more frantic
blowing of vuvuzelas as supporters try to "kill off" their opponents.