‘THE WORLD CUP IS HERE’ By Mitchell Odhiambo

The long awaited world cup is here. The fever is strong. I walked through town and I saw men purchasing home theatres, huge...


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The long awaited world cup is here. The fever is strong. I walked through town and I saw men purchasing home theatres, huge inch TV flat screens. I have had men and women update me about DSTV Subscriptions earnestly renewed and faults therein swiftly fixed. The excitement fills the air. Many have travelled to Russia. Everyone awaits and a few matches have been played. We are in for an exciting summer.

I would advise my lady friends to acquaint themselves with basic soccer/footballing knowhow. This is not the season to ask whether Barcelona will win the world cup or why Messi is playing for Argentina. Did he leave Barcelona? That, my friend, is a No, No.

East Africans are stoked as the time zones are alike. They will not have to stay up until 1:00 am to watch a match. What may suffer though in this season are work hours and rightfully so. Some ladies as well may find it rough, with their men transitioning from the charming darling they’ve been, to very unresponsive.

Support your man, though you may ask whether Belgium is the team in red or blue, no problem. Try and be there. You could support the opposing team, whatever works for you. Just make this season as much of a beauty as you possibly can.

I’ll throw my weight behind Argentina as I am Lionel Messi to the very end. Might have been tough through the qualification stages but I hope Sampaoli has found his synchrony and his philosophy has flowed through the team dynamics. I would like to see the best player in the world cement his legacy with the greatest trophy of all time. Let me know who you’ve got your cards on below. Until we speak again, I am your host Mitchell Odhiambo. Welcome to a man’s world. To get a female perspective on this, read Mercy’s post HERE

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