Tanzanians LOVE soccer. Usually TVs and radios are tuned into the Premier League.
Now it is the World Cup creating a lot of interest.
I posted this cartoon from The Citizen on Facebook recently:
At the start of the World Cup there was this article published about tips to surviving the World Cup. My favourite paragraph:
Try out the World Cup hair stylesAfter or during the World Cup, new hair styles usually come up and this time will be no different. If you go to Nyamirambo, Nyabugogo, Remera, you might find weird hair styles but don’t get spooked out, just remember this is what comes with the World Cup fever. Hair styles might include Christiano’s “swoop of destiny,” Michael Essien’s “patch of grass,” Mario Balotelli’s “happy trail” and Ghanian Vorsah Isaac’s “Sisqo.”
You can give them a try-no harm in that.
BTW - at the moment (June, 2014) Tanzania is 113th in FIFA's world ranking.
Today we ate nyama choma (roasted meat) and chips at the 2i Pub at Moshono.
And of course a game (Chile vs Brazil) was showing.
Susannah & Alex - returning to the UK on Wednesday
watching a smallish screen
hand washing the Tanzanian way
the 'bear' was an interesting addition to lunch
Matilda creating her own entertainment