Football fans in the country are a happy lot as the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be kicking off in a few hours.
Hosts Russia will open the World Cup with a match against Saudi Arabia at the legendary Luzhniki Stadium in the eagerly awaited tournament.
As you will be watching the live matches on your big screen at the comfort of your living room, the situation at the Kenyatta University will be different.
Though many students are looking forward to watching the matches, the campus has limited space, a situation that is expected to be a bone of contention among the comrades.
As the games commence this evening, expect the following issues to arise at the campus.
1. 'Fighting' over what to watch
While the majority of the students will want to watch the matches, others cannot afford to miss the final episode of their favourite Sopa Operas such as "I will never say goodbye’ and ‘Watch over me’.
2. 'Fighting' over seats
Due to the limited space, some students, mostly rugby players who visit the gym often, will be reserving seats for themselves. No one, however, will dare cross their path.
3. 'Fights' with Kenya Power
No one will be amused when Kenya Power 'misbehaves' while Neymar is making passes with Gabriel Jesus in the 18-yard box. Comrades will be angrily making all kind of accusations against the power company.
4. 'Fights' over teams
Students will be supporting different teams, and when your team is playing against your best friend's team it can mark the end of your friendship. Others celebrate victory with an intention of "kutia msee machungu".
5. Disrupting of sleep
Not all students will be watching the matches as others prefer to sleep. Unfortunately, it will be almost impossible for them to enjoy their sleep as the atmosphere at the hostel will be noisy and messy.
6. Missing classes
Some games are scheduled for as early as 5:30am. At the Kenyatta University, lessons start at 7:00 am and end at 7:00 in the evening. A number of students will prefer watching the Egypt vs Uruguay match to attending lectures. "Heri nimiss daro niandike notes badae but niwatch game maze," said Evanis Mariko, a fourth-year student pursuing Statics and Programming.
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