“Home is where you can scratch where it itches.”
I have admitted on this blog that the only sports I am interested in are sack racing, egg-on-the-spoon and dool. Pulling out my toe nails with pliers is more enjoyable for me than watching anything that lasts more than 30 seconds and involves training, seriousness and winning.
Still, I’m able to recognize skill and praise progress … when it is repeatedly pointed out to me by others.
Raise your glasses, calabashes, ajon straws and gammas to congratulate Uganda’s cricket team for its ‘sensational one-run victory over Hong Kong’ in Argentina yesterday. The win puts Uganda level with Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea on six points and a chance for ICC World Cup qualification.
According to Reuters, Roger Mukasa’s 67 provided the foundation as Uganda made 180 all out although Hong Kong looked set for victory as they needed 21 runs off 27 balls with five wickets in hand.
Despite losing three wickets cheaply, Hong Kong still needed only three runs from the final over until Ronald Ssemanda bowled Zain Abbas then had Jamie Atkinson trapped. On Friday Uganda face Argentina, Papua New Guinea meet Hong Kong and Afghanistan take on the Cayman Islands.
You thought there was nothing that could beat the strange stories you have heard about the life and times of Idi Amin? There is more strangeness here …