Addis Life:: Football and Flags

Addis Street 5Whenever you hear a football match is on, the excitement in the air the day leading up to a game is palpable.  There is a flurry of sales on flags, shirts and face paint.  Everywhere you look people are more cheerful and colourful.

It was a Sunday afternoon and qualifying for the world cup football was in full swing around the globe.  In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was playing Nigeria.  Everywhere spirits were high.  There was cheering, colour and flags.

Addis Street 4 Addis Street 3 Addis StreetAddis Street 2It was a good day to explore the city.  Then, a strange silence pervaded the city as the game came to its conclusion – Ethiopia had lost.  But this is not the end of that story.


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