Monday, September 7, 2009

Soccer -- the Unifier

There are many things that separate Nigerians (Islam and Christianity, differing tribes, etc.) but one thing unifies them – soccer. We watched tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Tunisia, in the flat with Dr. Chris’s sister Grace and a Muslim couple visiting from Madiguiri. High-fives! Kais! Go green and white! Victory was so close, but we settled for a tie in the last minutes.

Now imagine a Nigeria where Christians and Muslims sit side by side cheering for peace, fairness, education, and healthcare. That would be a winning team.

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