Extra strong headgear in spotlight

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Sello Rabothata

South African football followers are known, perhaps worldwide, for their uniqueness when it comes to dressing up and cheering for their teams.

We have seen innovative ideas like the vuvuzela, oversized spectacles, Bibles and dictionaries, to the makarapa in various guises.

Alfred Baloyi is the creator of the makarapa (hard hat) that fans proudly wear adorned with different designs as their teams play.

He tells his story on the African Soccer Television show which airs on SABC1 Sport's Laduma programme on Sundays at 2.30pm.

While it is an interesting story, he hasn't exactly been smiling all the way to the bank.

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