‘Any way possible’
A Kenyan football fan reflects on a lifetime of World Cup finals.
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1986 World Cup Finals I was only 4 years old during the 1986 World Cup finals. I don’t have many memories of this particular World Cup except my dad and my uncle’s animated conversations about the infamous “hand of god” goal by Maradona. My father, a very idealistic young university graduate, had moved with my mother to a rural high school in western Kenya, where he taught history to high school students. My mother taught English. They brought a 14-inch black and white television that would turn our house into a major community sports center during World Cup finals. I would later learn from my father that ours was the only (...)