Now, soccer itself is not a negotiable object. Democracy is, treasuries are, French government loans and grants, the lives of all citizens, the wombs of all women- all these things can bend comfortably to the will of the first family, but the fates of the national soccer team belong to the people. Nobody has ever successfully banned the playing of soccer in Africa.
And on that note, an ambitious and inspirational girls soccer academy in Nairobi's biggest slum. It turns out that the school's American development director is another mwanafunzi baya struggling with me through the second semester of "Beginning" Swahili.