Monday, 14 June 2010

Airports in South Africa coping well with the World Cup

Airports around South Africa are coping well with the increased passenger traffic for the World Cup. The Airports Company South Africa says Cape Town International which usually hosts about 110 flights a day is now up to about 150.

Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport's Immigration desk is processing just over 3600 people per hour.

Other airports around the country have expereinced the rush of the World Cup fans following their teams around the country. Some airports are operating throughout the night.

At Belle Regalo we received a rush of calls of Friday with people deseperate for last minute soccer gear and supoorter's gear. Luckily there will be matches for some weeks to come. But is is always best to plan ahead.

Wednesday, 09 June 2010

Mandela hoped to make an appearance

Former President Nelson Mandela said yesterday the World Cup is an important symbol of unity ariund the world. "It symbolises around the World the power of football to bring people together from all over the world regardless of language ,the colour of one's skin, political or religious persuasion," he said in a statement. Mandela's family has said that the world's statesman who turns 92 next month, is increasingly frail and rarely appears in public. However he could make a brief appearance at tommorrow's World Cup 2010 opening match between South Africa and Mexico and soccer city.
In preparation for World Cup mania people are still enquiring about Vuvuzelas; Goggolos, Supporter scarves, soccer shirts and other soccer supporter gear.

Vuvuzelas to be silent during Anthems

The govrenment urged soccer fans not to blow vuvuzelas while the anthems are being played in stadiums during the world cup 2010. The government calls on South African to stand to attention with thier hand splaced on thier sides while singing the national anthem. This guideline is applied indefinately but the appeal is now being made to ensure that the world cup stadium audiences show the neccesarry respect for the South African Anthem and those of participating countries.

Friday, 04 June 2010

More Fake World Cup goods confiscated

Western Cape authorities confiscated bogis World Cup bogus 2010 World Cup goods to the value of R 70 million in the last two weeks with the Western Cape border control unit saying it would intensify its campaign of fake goods.

To avoid the fake soccer goods, stick to legitimate companies with a strong long term track record. Belle Reaglo has been in business for over nine years in the corporate gifting range.

For more ideas, visit our soccer gifts and soccer clothing range.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Fly the Flag

The Department of Arts and Culture has urged South Africans to fly the national flag in build up to the World Cup. This will be in addition to the Football Friday and the Fly the Flag campaign which are priving to be a roaring success nationwide. Paul Mashatile, as Deputy Arts and Culture minister said that the department wanted to be painted with the countries national colours. "We are using various platforms to get the message accross of proundly wearing our country's national symbols", he said.

Belle Regalo offers a wide range of soccer gifts. Visit our website for more ideas. Some ideas include: Mirror sox; Soccer shirts; vuvuzelas; caps; bafana bafana caps; South African Flags; supporter flags

Thursday, 22 April 2010

President Jacob Zuma learns the "Diski Dance" during the 50 Days countdown

President Jacob Zuma had the crowd in stitches as he treid to learn the Diski, the World Cup dance.

His theatrics capped the festivities marking 50 days to the 2010 World Cup Kick off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from the Northern Cape Province decended on Kimberley at the Galeshewe Stadium. A cacophony of drumbeats, vuvuzelas and roaring motorbikes thundered through the streets of Kimberley from as early as 8 am in a show of unity in embracing the World Cup.
Everyone is sporting their soccer supporter's shirts, if you have not yet got your staff supporter's shirts contact us on We offer a range of supporter's shirts. Please note that No FIFA shirts are allowed to be co-branded, but there are a range of shirts without FIFA logos on that can be branded with your logo.
Photo by Elmond Jiyane, GCIS.

Friday, 26 February 2010

2010 Fans - Portugal

The flag of Portugal is red and green, the Portuguese coat of arms is pictured where the two colours meet. The green symbolises the hope of a nation and the red is the blood of those who died defending it.

The Portugese soccer team coach Carlos Queiroz was born 1 March 1953 in Nampula Mozambique. He was the head coach of the Portuguese under 20 youth team. Quiroz was credited with dicovering the "golden generation" of Portugues football including Luis Figo, Rui Costa, Fenando Couto, Joao Viera Pinto, Jorge Costa and Vitor Baia who went on to start internationally. He coached the South African team from 2000 - 2002.

He was Alex Ferguson's assistant manager at English club Manchester United soccer team, where he has enjoyed two spells. He is currently coach of the Portugal national football team.

Soccer Team Nick name: Seleccao das Quinas (Selection of the shields of Portugal) It refers to the five shields.

Top soccer goal scorers: Paulta. Gaols 47.

Most capped soccer players: Luis Figo. Carreer: Oct 12 1991. Caps 127. Goals: 32

Current team ranking: 5 Current team points: 1176 (as of 03 February 2010)

At Belle Regalo we sell a range of colour coordinated soccer fan clothing and soccer fan gifts. They are designed not to infringe on FIFA branding regulations.