In Summary

  • He called the SportPesa tourney a “Mickey Mouse tournament”.

Where are me clever friends now? That is a line from one character in an obscure and rare play that barely I in this world hold the only copy extant.

It was written by a drunk who spoiled his artistic talent even before it budded. He drunk all the time and could never hold a pen to finish it.

When SportPesa made a tournament and set up teams from Tanzania and Kenya to compete for it, he was very unhappy. The reason for his sour emotions stemmed from the fact that the national team was just about to embark on qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations. There were many players who thought it wise to play for their clubs instead of going for the national duty.

That decision is obviously wrong and most of us think that the highest honours usually come from appearing in national colours for your country. My pal was very categorical that the players who missed the national duty ought to be punished for such folly.

It is right that they should have been punished but my chum was wrong on one part. He called the SportPesa tourney a “Mickey Mouse tournament”.

As far as he was concerned, it was a tournament that would add nothing to the growth of the players; it was a big joke with hints of sabotage; it should not have been taken seriously at all.

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