The Blues and the Gunners

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Andrew (Rawding) – who has been by travelling companion for the final leg of my DR Congo visit – was born in Highbury, London and consequently became an avid Arsenal Football Club supporter from an early age. I have three sons, the eldest is a dedicated Liverpool supporter, our middle son is not keen on any sport and our youngest is a mad Man United fan! That leaves me, their old man, and yes you’re right for whatever reason I am little more than an armchair Chelsea supporter…from the days of Peter Osgood, Bobby Tambling and ‘Chopper’ Harris!

Well I’m glad to report that there are more Chelsea fans in DR Congo than Manchester United fans and everywhere I looked I could see boys with Chelsea shirts emblazoned with Drogba and Torres numbers and names. When I told Andrew about this he started looking in earnest to find some Arsenal fans and he did so successfully snapping photos anywhere he saw the Gunners logo.
Seriously though, the beautiful game of football is an international language and each day in Kindu before the sun drops behind the horizon, the game is played with as much passion and commitment as the Premier League.

David Gough

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