Uganda playing to go to world cup with no ministry of sports
I am not a sports fanatic but I can say it is many times far better than politics. If you are like me and you follow the English Premier League then you know that one of the tense moments of the premier League is the transfer, especially the one that starts in July and ends with August.
This is the most trying moment for supporters of Arsenal and I can say most interesting for us the fans of Chelsea, Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid. Recently, De Gea seems to have put Manchester United fans on the tenterhooks as well.
I have been closely following the transfer market that closed recently from the Neymar scandal to the Sanchez dilemma and the Chamberlain late transfer to Liverpool.
Typically, I would expect the happiest team to be one that sold the most and I would expect that team to be Monaco FC or rather Barcelona that sold Neymar at a price higher than the worth of some English teams.
The losers would be teams like Manchester united who bought over hyped Lukaku (whose goals won’t be as many enthusiasts expect) and Chelsea who spent hordes of money on Bakayoko and Morata. But the transfer market is funny, it hurts he who sells most.
That is where football becomes confusing to me.
Sincerely speaking what takes you to the market if you don’t want to sell?
If I was Wenger, I would ensure that the August transfer market closed when I had sold the whole team, bagged the money and went back to the academy to bring young players. Would that not be a more profitable venture than struggling 38 matches to raise revenue from fans and still get some willies abusing you for not winning the trophies?
On this of world cup qualifiers: After failing to secure a point from Egypt, Ugandans have gone back to the mathematics of Ghana beating for us Egypt and we beating Ghana then DRC does whatever, we shall qualify for World Cup. Save us the maths, you are supposed to win all matches from the start. This sports thing is just not next to our priorities. It is the most followed activity that lacks a Ministry. Even Teso has a Ministry but Sports has been fixed in the wings of Education. So first get a Ministry then think of exploits onto the world stage.
My quarrel is with the organizers of the World Cup. Europe has 50 countries, Africa has 54, Asia 48, North America 23 and South America 12.
When we head to the World Cup of 32 teams, 13 come from Europe and Africa takes 5.
If we could only swap numbers with Europe for one year, we could win the trophy but as Martha says, “money talks, bull shit walks”!
Even if Uganda played world cup alone, they would not win the trophy.