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Daily Nation : February 21st 2014
2 BE FAMOUS. daily NATION February 21, 2014 upfront » TRENDING TOPICS DO GIRLS REALLY LIKE FOOTBALL? catch the jav home after intentionally satying in town late to avoid the crazy traffic. Then, right outside Nakumatt Supermarket I hear a commotion around me. But since I’m online using my phone, I don’t make much of it. (See? Social media is taking over our lives!). From out of nowhere, I bump into someone really hard. I look up and there is a horde of people dressed in green rowdy; they’re blowing horns and vuvuzelas as they march about, in the process irritating about half the city — they’re Gor Mahia fans. Now, I had been warned several H times by those with first-hand experience to steer clear of them, especially if they’re celebrating a win. Thing is, I never saw them coming and it was by far, one of the most vexing things I have ever had to go through. The guy stops and starts yelling at me, spews a string of obscenities, and in three different languages too. All the while, his buddies gather round and form a circle around me. I am being shoved and tossed around like a Frisbee. Then I look at their faces and to my utter surprise, the smack-talking green goblin on the other side is a girl. An actual member of the female species! When did women become so pas- sionate about football? I can’t say it’s always been like this. Back in the day, there was noth- ing that beat congregating in the bar with a few of your drinking buddies and catching a good game of football. With every movement on the little screen at your local, you would all heckle, jeer and cheer. When it was all done, the most sane person standing after those five pints would be the one to take one for the team and drop you all off. If you’re a bachelor, you buy food at the 24-hour joint down the street and stagger homeward. If not, you go home, your wife isn’t saying a ow thiings have changed in Nairobi! Late last year... I’m walking along Moi Avenue. It’s 8p.m. and I’m rushing to I mean in school, during PE classes they used to sleep in the dorms or sit and gossip. Then again, there are some women who have begun to game the system; manipulation has always been their strong suit. Xyxyxyxyx You’ll find that she’s willing to do anything in the world to keep your raggedy behind on the sofa so that you’re home and not in the bar with a young hoochie. The chic will make sure she knows the games scheduled for that weekend and before your favourite team plays, she’ll make a feast and even pour you a glass or two of your favourite drink. So now, you’re ready to bounce to the local, even grab your jacket, when that aroma hits you from the kitchen. You find yourself sitting pretty in the house with her all day because she lured you. Tell me, where you get to drink a whole bottle of JD, Jim Bean or whatever you like, have food brought when your ask for it, listen to commentary during the game instead of boring club music during a game? This is the trick that girls, women, thing to you because you’re probably not allowed to be out late watching Champions League games on a weekday — or any day for that matter. You eat that cold githeri on the table and fall sleep on the couch. Now the beauty of life is that this doesn’t have to be the situation anymore. Here’s my point: the fairer sex is finally embracing the beautiful game and sports in general just as much as men would. She will insist that you have a plasma screen in the house, just like the one at so and so’s house and you two can sit in the house and watch an entire afternoon’s worth of football games together. It really is quite something. wives — whatever you want to call them — are now using. Unless she puts up the entire Manchester United team line-up on her newsfeed/timeline and criticises the selection; unless she is talking about how Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or and how her Fantasy Football team is ailing after such and such an injury to the captain, I don’t see how she actually likes to watch. “A bunch of 22 men chasing a small leather ball” is what they call the game. But, she needs you in that house. If she lets you take off with the boys, you will misbehave, or so she thinks. Instead, she plays your psychology a good one and gives you a similar wholesome experience, thus killing boy time. It’s a good move, ladies. Very good indeed. BY: ISSA KHALID @Issa_Khalid PHILO recaps the likely events that took place in the aftermath of a pre-Valentine’s phone switch off P.13 The team Group Editorial Director: Joseph Odindo Group Managing Editor: Mutuma Mathiu Features Editor: Bernard Mwinzi Stand-in-Editor: Njeri Muchai Revise Editor: Mary Wasike Sub-Editor: Naliaka Wafula Photographic Editor: Joan Pereruan Chief Graphic Designer: Roger Mogusu Senior Graphic Designer: Michael Mosota Graphic Designer: Linus Ombette Contributors: Phillip Mwaniki, Ciku Kimani, Frank Midega, Sam Kiranga, Thomas Rajula, Maureen Orwa, Charles Kamau, Issa Khalid, Cover Graphic: Linus Ombette ZuQka is published every week by Nation Media Group Limited. It is distributed free with every Friday’s ‘Daily Nation’. Unsolicited manuscripts, artwork, transparencies are submitted at the sender’s risk. 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