Recently we have been enjoying playing football (soccer) with our colleagues after work as often as possible. Our project has two offices, so we decided to turn our practices into preparation for a face off in competition with the Bungoma team for the WASH B cup! Hands in, everyone!
Since we had a few people leaving the project and we were supposed to do a team building event soon anyway, we turned the competition into a big party, complete with four goats. It’s not a party in Kenya without a goat! The day before the party the goats were running through our meeting, threatening to knock over the projector. It seems almost impossible to keep live animals out of our office here. We tried not to get too attached to the goats however… because the next day we ate them. But first, football.
I shouldn’t have to tell you that the Kakamega office (obviously) won the game!
The competition was fierce, but I think it’s possible that the group singing and cheering on the sidelines were more sweaty and exhausted by the end of the game than the players.
We awarded ourselves the football cup, but we also took the opportunity to recognize some of our staff for their excellent work. It was nice to take the opportunity to celebrate people who contribute as such valuable members of the team!
The amount of food was absurd, and we all ate pilau, stew, ugali, cabbage, sukuma wiki and nyama choma until we couldn’t eat any more.
I guess if you’re a meat eater you should know where your food comes from, and despite having met the goat I was blown away by Moragia’s ability to grill some amazing nyama choma (with Osborn’s help of course!).
It was really nice to spend a fun day with all our staff eating great food and kicking around the soccer ball. The football games continue, and today we even went to a Kenya Premier League game to watch our local team, the Homeboyz, face off against KCB. So the football and the fun are far from over! Karibu any time.