Mathare, Nairobi

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Photo taken 2008 in Mathare, Nairobi.

 

Mathare is one of the oldest slum area’s east of the city center of Nairobi with a population of approximately 500,000 people. In Mathare I visited a football match, organized by Wilson Masaka, a trainer of Nairobits.

 

With Africa Interactive we produced our very first video about this team.

At that moment we were in the proces of researching the possibility of developing a real life series about the team. We wanted to showcase a weekly TV series. A few quotes in the pilot. Coach Wilson Masaka: ‘Soon my boys will be men. It is up to me to help them become the best they can be.’ Soccer player Edwin Wesonga: ‘If you aim for the stars, you just might hit the sky. Never give up.’

 

Please check out the football team video. 25.000 views on Youtube already.

 


Sports in Kampala

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A boy watches the national rugby team of Uganda play against Ivory Coast at the Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala, june 2006.

This fifteen year old boy trains at the Lugogo Training center in Kampala, Uganda. His hero is Kassim ‘The Dream’ Ouma, a middle weight Ugandan boxer who lives in the United States and fights for the world championship in December 2006. He used to train, where these boys now are training.