The shemeji derby is well and truly here.
There is usually alot of expectation whenever Tusker Premier League giants Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards clash. Whereas previous encounters have always been pure shemeji derbies…full of sideshows and lots of pride at stake; the upcoming one is evidently going to be a Gor Mahia innuendo. Our shemejis have lost hope. They are scattered and wandering like a cub separated from the mother in the bush. Hopelessly and of cause starved, the club has lost direction.
Ingwe have lately been scared of K'ogalo fans, as they have been daunting them with their slogans after sending the Kenya Defense Forces Ulinzi Stars out of the Somali battle fields. The shivering Leopards are cowed by the name of K'ogalo, whenever their followers are pouring libation in the ceremonial sanctuaries of Moi Avenue's Tom Mboya Monument; the green army is out there searching for the lost Leopard in a bid to send it back to the jungle at Maasai Mara.
A team formerly of fishermen, Gor Mahia has turned out to be an armory in the Kenya military football zone. Naming their players with their might to carry rolls of ammunition and rifles on their back and throw arsenal at their opponents. Perhaps the highly sang and anointed heroes of this battlefield will be they that use the bazookas or any other rocket propelled anti-tank weapons used in infantry combat, instead of the suicidal bombing tactics used by the Alshabab-(tactics that has been for now been under study by Ingwe).
The battle lines have been drawn and Kenya Marines aka Rangers FC, Kenya Defense Forces aka Ulinzi and the Kenya Alcoholics Tusker all bow down in respect for the Green Army- Gor Mahia.
The big question is, will the caged Leopard raise its claws in a bid to scratch the green army back? The Moi Sports centre Kasarani will be waiting for the forthcoming reunion since the dissapointment of last time when Leopards cowered out of playing us in the KPL top 8.
For Kenyans it might be a reminder of the 1991 derby when TPOK Jazz band led by Madilu, Legendary Composer Simaro, Josky belted out their best Jazz band in curtain raising for the derby. The fans were entertained and by the time Gor won the League at the event, shemejis had new Rhumba dancing styles to carry home.
Whereas a repeat is possible, this time there will be no TPOK Jazz and Madilu to curtain raise, as they have been replaced by the harp noisy vuvuzela, songs, Litungus and Cow horns the crowd will cheer on to their favorite team. All over it will be sang in disjoints and discords Koogalllooo,Goooorrrrr Goooorrr Mahia….
The migration has started with the 9th wonder expected on 23 August 2012 when the clash takes place.
It is expected that over 30,000 fans shall have reached the Tom Mboya monument in the Nairobi city centre. From Kisumu they will jet in, from Busia they will Mundika and from Nyeri they will Probox. The rare breeds from Mombasa will Ferry as usual as some are expected to ply through Nyali (who said Mombasa si Kenya?). From Machakos of course the new City at Konza will be an eighth wonder of the world, deterring them from reaching as expected they will be late with their multicolored watermelons and undecided. To some of us (teachers excluded) the month shall have thrown as a smile (salaries) thus it will be an opportunity to roll in our Range rovers and Mercedes' on Thika Road painting the convoy green green green….With such a might will Ingwe not prove their Shemejihood by boycotting the match as they did??
Brigadier Rama Salim has organized a coup that will run down all the Shemejis houses in pursuit of their men to bring them back to the battlefield shall they fail to honor the fixture. The battle line has been drawn…in green and fainted strip blue….Shemeji!!!