By John Aggrey
Football is predominantly a men sport and women were just outsiders when it came to the beautiful game matters, but life has fast changed and more and more ladies are embracing the game. Weekend in weekend out you will probably not fail to catch one or two ladies in Nairobi donning an English premier league jersey, not only because she loves Rooney, Walcott or even Bale, but also because she’s a great fun of the game. Local football until recently was lagging behind in terms of female supporters, but thanks to groups like INGWE LADIES and KO’GIRLO DIVAS the ladies are now flocking back to the stadium in great numbers.
They might not know the names of the players but you’ll probably see it on their faces, they are having a great time. The rest of the ladies, what do you do with your weekends? Sit home, watch movies and sleep? Here is a new plot, why don’t you join us at the stadium? Maybe until now you might not seem so convinced, so here I give you a few reasons why you should watch the KENYA PREMIER LEAGUE.
1. CHANCE TO SHOW OFF YOUR SPORTY SELF
I might have not given you a few rules at the beginning of this article but its common knowledge you are not going to come to the stadium in a long skirt. Get a little bit sporty, your jersey and some sexy regalia will do. Keep your heels for the week days, (we sometimes are forced to run) and tell me how you’re gonna celebrate a goal in heels. Make sure you are sitting at a point where everyone around you has the same jersey as yours before you are soon a subject of ridicule for the opponents. Once in a while get your shades, tell me how many hits you get before the end of the first half. The television cameras will probably note you and soon you might be on the cover of your club next magazine edition.
2. GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO BE BESIDE YOUR MAN
Unless you don’t love your man will you want to be away from him over the weekend? So you want to go shopping and he wants to go chant GOR BIRO, why not wait till the end of the match, besides even if it’s late, Nairobi has several commercial venues working late into the night. This way, should you be the protective one, you’ll have killed two birds with one stone, kept your man from the preying eyes and you’ll have had him for shopping later that evening.
3. ALL THE GOOD MEN ARE EITHER HERE OR HERE
Who told you all these screaming men can’t make good partners? Behind that sore voice after the 90 minutes, is a well organised, focused and lovable person. Think of it this way, he loves his team that much yet the team pains him at times, how much more would he love a human being whose main aim is just to make him happy. Probably you might still not be convinced but please ask Anima and Dan Oketch if they ever got it wrong, love brewed on the stands and now they are a happily married couple.
4. EYE CANDY
We might not have a good free kick taker like Christiano Ronaldo, we might not have a good scorer like Van Persie, but one thing for sure we have are the men with the looks. Running around for 90 minutes is not that easy and when the players finally take off their jerseys to applaud to the fans, get your opportunity, grab it tightly and see what you probably just see on TV, live and clear. From the likes of Allan Wanga (10th commandment, thou shall not covet) to some adorable fans, you’ll probably not miss something to feast your eyes on.
The other beauty of the Kenya premier league that I might have forgotten to tell you is that no team looses, teams just keep points for each other, you don’t win today doesn’t mean next week will not be a good one for you. The passion, the fans, the players who give it their all and the seriousness is a beauty. Besides, the league is just only into its second weekend and you don’t need to fear on having missed out a lot, there is still a long way to go. Can’t wait to see you all Kenyan beauties at the stadium, should you have a chance of catching me at my favourite position RUSSIA, a bottle of ice cold Coke might just be coming your way.