Monday, April 19, 2010

Which team should Kenyans support in the FIFA World Cup 2010?

Nicolas Nkoulou (20) from Cameroon
With only about 50 days to go to the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, I am curious to know which team Kenyans will support.

We all know that Kenya didn't make it to the World Cup this time round, but we love soccer, so I am sure we will still eagerly follow all the matches. But which team should we support?

Fan of Brazil
Should we support an African team because we are on the same continent? This will be the first time that the tournament has been hosted by an African nation. The African teams are Algeria, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. Which African country do we feel most related to?

Or should we support England because they colonized us, we speak their language and the Premier League is extremely popular in Kenya?

Should we support USA, because more than 100,000 Kenyans live in the US? And of course because their President has Kenyan roots. Problem with the USA of course is that their team sucks.

Should we support France, because there are several 'Africans' in their team?

Or should we support Brazil because their female fans are almost as hot as our Kenyan girls?

Or should we support Argentina, Italy, Germany, Spain or the Netherlands simply because they are just great soccer teams?


jb_mag said...

france like in 2006 will not be favourites but due to the depth of experience in all corners of the team they are a force!!!! and secondly evry1 in the 1st team is in a major european team n has a collection of medals!!!

the reasons above are key to th fact as to why spain n netherlands though having skill will go nuuwea!!!

forza france!!!!!

brazil i jus hate them apart from the women!!!!!

an african team will do well but win it seriously!!!!I DOUBT!!!

coldtusker said...

Brazil - Solely for the women as they shed their inhibitions...

Rafiki said...

@ jb_mag: Welcome to this space! I owe you a drink if France wins this.

@ coldtusker: What else could we have expected from you?

JB said...

I aint sure. Bur I think Ghana is closest to Kenya here. Lets see what gives!


James Murua said...

Rafiki I'm with Spain on this one. They have one of the best squads out there. Their Euro 2008 win gives them that champiohshiop winning mentality teams need to do some serious damage in a tournament.

I would have Argentina as a dark horse. They may have a mad cap dog biting drug recovering fellow as coach but that squad. Wow.

If they are to avoid each other I'd want a Spain Argentina Final.

Nii said...

Ghana i hope, the team most likely, with its scintilating brand of football, to do mother Africa proud!