New Nation, New Football Team

New Nation, New Football Team

by Spencer

I told the security guard we had bicycled up from South Africa. Ah! South Africa! You must have faced many challenges. Yes, we have faced many challenges. I then congratulated him on his nation’s independence. Yes today is a great day. We were up in those hills when the Sudanese army came. It was a big battle. Oh. You have faced many challenges too. Yes we have faced many challenges.

Welcome to South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, where the soldiers at check points have not only assault rifles and cammo but also decorative scars. There is a palpable excitement. More waving flags per square car than anywhere else. Here’s a couple quick photos of South Sudan’s first national football game, South Sudan vs Kenya. Unfortunately South Sudan lost, 1-3, but it was yet a good showing.

One response to “New Nation, New Football Team”

  1. Hello- 

    I am good friends with Pilgrim and I’m currently cycling across America on a tandem with his Ortlieb Saddlebags. I thought our trip was crazy, but it pales in comparison to your trip! I read all of your posts since July 11th! That is so crazy! Also, your blog looks great! Keep it up! And keep reading and writing, I will keep up! 

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