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You will never see a crowd gathered this much in Kibera if not politics. But, this gathering is of a different kind since it doesn't distinguish the people based on the institutionalized ethnic sects but by the kind of football they enjoy to watch, the kind of football they envy in European leagues being played in a local setting. The Kenyan national team isn't popular in the world of soccer. Only a few times has it participated in the African Nations cup. Kenya is known for athletics 'Kipchoge keep jogging'. Hence, it might surprise someone as to why there is so much love for soccer in this country. Kibera has approximately 52 video halls for sports viewing, very few people miss derby matches and the El-Classico. These are matches where they experience the most entertaining kind of games. In Kibera, the most-watched local derby match is between Kibra United and Gogo Boys. Both play in the fourth division of Kenyan football (Division II). This season the two teams have dominated the 1st and 2nd position with Kibera United remaining unbeaten. Their style of play is influenced by European leagues but how the opponent approaches the game will determine the tempo. These games are never boring, flair, style, and math are all there to be seen. Buoyed by proper officiating and credible sportsmanship among players, this game does leave no room for boredom. For the spectators, this is the moment to turn to the opposing fans with carefully weighted words of humiliation "Harr harr" since, at the end of the day, we will still be neighbors. This kind of coming together is slowly accumulating a momentum that will likely cause a ripple effect on other kinds of gathering especially politics which still hold sway. you'll not regret spending a few hours of your weekend watching this game. (ongoing project...)

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