Watch Malawians dancing to ‘Ohangla’ beat during Gor Mahia match – VIDEO
The warm Kenyan culture, and especially the popular ‘Ohangla’ beat, seemed sooth a group of fans who had flown 1,500km from Blantyre to Nairobi to Malawian fans cheer Nyasa Bullets.
The handful of fans were in town to watch their team face Kenyan champions Gor Mahia in the preliminary round of the Caf Africa Champions League on Wednesday evening at Kasarani, an encounter the visitors narrowly lost 1-0 with the last kick of the game.
When this entertaining contest got to half-time, the Malawi fans could not resist shaking a leg to the tunes of a Dholuo ‘Ohangla’ hit.
Moments after both sets of players had retreated to the dressing rooms, and the emcee of the evening unleashed the popular We Chayo Jathum track by Emma Jalamo, a several of them shot up to their feet to shake a leg, never mind the fact that they clearly didn’t understand the message in the song sung in Dholuo.
One particular middle-aged Malawian lady, caught the eyes of many by outlasting everyone else, including even the emcee with her polished dancing skills.
However, on the pitch Gor Mahia scored a crucial goal at the death for a slim 1-0 victory.
The Malawi side now needs to win the return leg by two clear goals to stand a chance of progressing to the first leg of the competition.