The Observer (Kampala)

22 January 2013

Uganda: Observer Locker - Is Anyone Following the Africa Cup?

Without many goals being scored, this year's Africa Cup of Nations is turning off the locker-room. It's all whining and grumbling other than celebrating Africa's great football show-piece...

Edris: But really, are people still keen on the Africa Cup?

Vianney: Why do you ask?

Edris: Well, I used to be an ardent fan of the Africa Cup but this time I am laid back.

Vianney: So, you are wondering whether the rest of us are like you.....mmmmhhh?

Edris: Precisely that.

Sadab: The Africa Cup is more interesting than your English Premier League.

Vianney: I think you have been answered, Edris.

Sadab: I don't understand what thrill is in watching those Man-U and Liverpool games.

Mulumba: Ggwe, leave our Liverpool alone. How can you say that when we scored five on the weekend?

Vianney: Wamma Sadab, you are entitled to your opinion.

Edris: But there are no top-quality players in the Afcon. Just remember Abedi Pele or Okocha.

Namulondo: Not only that, even the dances to celebrate the goals are too lousy.

Musasizi: But how come for me I have found the tournament interesting?

Eupal: In what way?

Musasizi: The Nigeria and Burkina Faso game was a real thriller.

Kakaire: Eh! Tell me, how many goals did we of Nigeria win by?

Eupal: Now look at this joker; how can you claim to be a Nigeria fan, yet you don't know what is going on as far as your team's fixtures are concerned?

Kakaire: Wamma you guys, what was the score?

Vianney: You dropped points.

Kakaire: Don't tell me we lost.

Mulumba: You drew 1-1. Actually you conceded in the last minute of added time.

Kakaire: Eyee....but surely.

Zziwa: Eyee, what? Have you even ever played football to know how difficult it is to win?

Kakaire: Please Zziwa, take away your Arsenal frustrations.

Mulumba: By the way, I felt sorry for Nigeria.

Musasizi: Sorry? How? For me, I was celebrating that Burkina Faso late equaliser.

Eupal: Those Burkina Faso boys are real beaters.

Vianney: I can't help feeling sorry for Ssemujju. Arsenal is in tatters, his Express is divided and now Nigeria is struggling too.

Namulondo: But is Ssemujju still following football really?

Kabuye: Naye, allow me ask a stupid question: Is the Africa Cup now an annual event other than being once every two years?

Mulumba: Ah, ah, ah, ah.....totukooya. Concentrate on issues concerning beer.

Kabuye: Banange, please educate me, please.......

Kisakye: First get sober.

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