Portfolio: Projects: Kenya: Kenya_09_Wembley_04

Love of football is instilled in Mathare Valley children at a young age. When Kenyans' two most beloved English clubs, Manchester United and Arsenal, locked horns in the 2005 FA Cup Final, Mathare Valleyyouths packed Wembley Video Hall, itself named for the famous English stadium, to the rafters. Such elite matches are shown on pirated satellite television and patrons are told as they enter on which side of the shanty their fans are seated, making for a raucous atmosphere. One hundred and twenty minutes of scoreless play were dominated by Manchester, but Arsenal fans (left) had the last laugh as their side stole the match on penalty kicks.

Love of football is instilled in Mathare Valley children at a young age. When Kenyans' two most beloved English clubs, Manchester United and Arsenal, locked horns in the 2005 FA Cup Final, Mathare Valleyyouths packed Wembley Video Hall, itself named for the famous English stadium, to the rafters.  

Such elite matches are shown on pirated satellite television and patrons are told as they enter on which side of the shanty their fans are seated, making for a raucous atmosphere. One hundred and twenty minutes of scoreless play were dominated by Manchester, but Arsenal fans (left) had the last laugh as their side stole the match on penalty kicks.