Harambee Stars’ hilarious meme of reporters scrambling for Ruto’s sound byte – VIDEO
On Friday, when Deputy President William Ruto visited Harambee Stars players’ training camp at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani sports journalists practically fell over themselves for that prized sound byte.
Well, kneeling down while thrusting up microphones, sound recorders and cellphone – for the clearest recordings – is something most journalists do all the time; its all in a day’s work.
But not so for the Harambee Stars players, who only saw the funny side of this little spectacle by the scribes.
Evidently tickled by scribes’ antics, the players reenacted the episode to let off steam – of course after the training session was done and with the DP and his entourage long gone.
DOWN IN THEIR KNEES
The 14-seconds clip begins by showing Zambia-based midfielder Anthony Akumu holding an empty water bottle – for a microphone – while conducting a mock interview with goalkeeper trainer Osteopath Ludovic Breul.
Sweden-based Eric “Mapake” Johanna and David “Cheche” Ochieng then quickly join in as they go down on their knees so that they don’t obstruct ‘cameraman’ left back Abud Omar (Cercle Brugge) who is filming behind them with a folded arm for a makeshift ‘camera’.
In the end, both the players and the tactician have a good laugh, ahead of Sunday’s crunch encounter with Ethiopia in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Kasarani.
Ironically, when the match kicks off at 4pm there will be no such clowning around with Harambee Stars looking to keep their qualification campaign firmly on track. Sunday’s match comes just four days after the two teams battled to a barren draw in Bahir Dar.