FKF President Sam Nyamweya. | image source: the-star.co.ke
An anagram is a word or name which is created by rearranging the letters in another word or name and using each letter only once while at that. Anagrams are one of the most interesting types of word plays around and with that in mind, here is a list of anagrams of names of 10 people who are well-known in Kenyan football circles.
1. SAM NYAMWEYA = M! Yes Wanyama!
The FKF President is known for his hardline stand in most of the issues affecting Kenyan football and in as far as that trait of him is concerned, an anagram of him suggests that the only person he can listen to is anyone named Wanyama, in this case Southampton’s Victor Wanyama.
2. FIFA Ranking = FKF Inaringa
No matter how bad our national team performs, our federation never lacks a reason to boast.
3. BOBBY WILLIAMSOM = Wobbly Binomials
Oh! The irony! For all his achievements in East African football, his name suggests a person who does not inspire confidence.
4. HARAMBEE STARS = Embarrass Hater/Embarass Earth
Quite true. Our national team is always punching against the odds; they either have to punch above their weight and shut critics and haters up or submit to might of their opponents and embarrass their motherland while at it.
5. FRANCIS ONYISO = Scarify Onions
For all his years of his service to the national football team, Francis Onyiso will be forever remembered for making a public apology to his wife through a national newspaper, The STAR.
An anagram of his name perhaps suggested why he needed to be on good terms with his wife as quick as possible as the only thing he could cook well was onions and nothing else.
6. TECHNICAL DIRECTOR = Technocratic Idler
Ever since Patrick Naggi was photographed reading a newspaper as Kenya U23 shipped in goal after goal against their Ugandan counterparts in a 5-1 loss at the Nyayo National Stadium in 2011, Kenyans have always had the notion that the position of technical director in the hierarchy of Kenyan football management is just but a position to be filled by most bored and least bothered person around. We hope that Jacob Ghost Mulee will not get to read this.
7. MARIGA = Magari
Come to think of it, how many cars does he have again? If he were to get new number plates for his vehicles, we reckon that the first vehicle not belonging to him to be registered will a KDA number plate.
8. JERIM ONYANGO = Enjoy Roaming
Coming to think, AFC Leopard’s Martin Imbalambala once scored against him from a long way out when he was miles away from his goalline.
9. STEPHEN OCHOLLA = The Alcohol Pens
This could mean a lot of things. Either the Ulinzi Stars man has pens that use alcohol as ink or he is the owner a pub franchise.
10. OLUNGA = ANGULO
Seeing that his first name is Michael, we can confidently saying that Spaniard Miguel Angulo never retired.
11. KENYAN FOOTBALL = Only A Bleak Font
Weak structures? Uncertain future?
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