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Clueless Nairobi politician ‘congratulates’ Stars for loss in Sierra Leone

A city politician has transformed himself into a subject of ridicule among the Kenyan online community, after he “congratulated” the national football team for losing a competitive match.

What’s more, the clueless Eliud Owalo – who recently lost in his bid to unseat Ken Okoth during the Kibra constituency ODM primaries – further enraged his Facebook followers for failing to understand the rules of the competition the Harambee Stars were competing in.

In his Facebook posted on Saturday, Owalo passed his congratulatory note to the Victor Wanyama led team for putting up a “good fight” in the game against Sierra Leone in Freetown.

Eliud Owalo's post on Facebook. PHOTO | COURTESY
Eliud Owalo’s post on Facebook. PHOTO | COURTESY


Owalo also expressed optimism that the national team is capable of “recovering” from the defeat when they host the West African team in the return leg match.

What he seemed not to understand is that other than Sierra Leone, Harambee Stars are pooled in the same group with continental giants Ghana and Ethiopia for a single slot to play at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Thus, the team which finishes with the most points at the end of the round-robin mini-league will take the slot.

The return legs don’t matter here, Mr Owalo.