IT BEATS ME TOO.

By Kinyua Wa Kibiru   For the major part of that afternoon, we stayed without talking to each other for quite a long time. Silent treatment, silent mistreatment, it depends on how you want to look at it. The issue was quite simple, I wanted her to cook fish...
Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football: Match Day 5

Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football: Match Day 5

There is always so much talk of how a brilliant manager should know the opponents and their tactics. Have a proper analysis of their strengths and weaknesses and know how to nullify and exploit each respectively. So, what happens when you don’t know the opponents?...
Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football :Match Day 4

Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football :Match Day 4

It’s been a tough few weeks. There was that cup we were trying to get into but failed. Before I go into detail about that, I will tell you how dirty football is. The beautiful game is marred by corruption right from the grassroots. It seems that there is always an...
Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Day 9.

Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Day 9.

Training has been scanty but at least it is picking up. The lads are resuming training one after the other, albeit too slowly. I think it is about time I stopped blaming the weather and the mud for the poor attendances. I believe the reason for the poor attendance is...
Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Diary Extras.

Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Diary Extras.

Well, the weather hasn’t been friendly which means that there has been little for me to do in terms of training. The mud is horrible and it is widely believed that the rain causes flu and sore throats (I blame viruses and bacteria myself but what do I know?)....
Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : MATCH DAY 3

Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : MATCH DAY 3

Match day 3 was a bitter-sweet day. It was a day that gave me a real glimpse into the reality of the beautiful game in the country, and maybe in the world as a whole. After a tough week marred by low attendances in training (due to work commitments and the horrible...
Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Match day 2.

Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Match day 2.

Where do I start? I am tempted to start from the end of the match. In fact, that is exactly what I will do. There I was standing on the touchline far away from the rest of the team and fans. The solitary stand was partly because I was recovering my lost nerves and...
Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Match Day One.

Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Match Day One.

I figure I should be telling you more about the matches we take part in. after all, that is the reason we have the training sessions. I’ll give a brief background into what a typical match day is like. For the home games, we all meet at the field. Everyone, well...
Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Day 7.

Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : Day 7.

The last week of training was a week of emotions and new things for me. It was a week that I experienced lots of the vices of the game and some virtues and new experiences. It was a week of the good, the bad and the ugly for me. I will start with an experience that I...
Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : DAY 5

Diary of a Girl Engaged to Football : DAY 5

Welcome back. I like my paper diary as it does not go through any technical glitches and I can write it any time. It feels good to be back and I apologize for the absence. It was caused by the tech-guy who runs the website. He has an IQ that matches the number of...