After five extensive days of travelling, teaching, sports coaching and construction, the Stevenage FC contingent in Kenya have been busy exploring the local area this weekend and continue to make many friends.
On Saturday they went on safari around the Lake Nakuru National Park , visited the Equator line and trekked to the bottom of the Thomson’s Falls in nearby Nyahururu. The day, which coincided with a public holiday in Kenya, saw the group engage in festivities with local residents with highlights of the evening included a traditional Kenyan BBQ, tribal music and African dancing by Boro Bear in a Kenyan national shirt!
Today the group chose their own activities, with some attending a local church service and others watching the town’s U23 football team at their Afraha Stadium, with the locals at each once again welcoming the Boro party with open arms.
The thrilling football game ended 3-1 to Nakuru with over 300 supporters joining the Boro faithful in various renditions of the most popular chants from Stevenage. Perhaps the highlight of the day was a local Kenyan child asking to swap his Manchester United shirt in return for one of the Boro home shirts one of the party was wearing.
The group now face an intensive four days as they look to complete work at both projects in the town before returning back to the Lamex Stadium next weekend.
Photos of the trip so far can be found at www.kevincoleman.co.uk.