- BABU THE HUMAN OCTOPUS IS ALWAYS NEUTRAL
- BOOKMAKERS ARE SCARED OF BABU’S ACCURACY
- ARSENAL FANS NEVER TRUST BABU AND THEY DO SO UNFAIRLY
- BABU IS NOT A VOODOO MAN, HE IS JUST AN ANALYST
It’s a chilly morning on a weekend that falls on match day and somewhere in a Nairobi hood, the posee is eagerly waiting for their favorite team to play. You would think that the favorite team is a local team but nope, the larger percentage of Kenyan football fans are crazy over the English Premier League. The big five teams with mammoth followers are Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.
BABU AND HIS SIBLINGS
Everyone wants their team to emerge victorious either out of pride or simply because they have placed a bet. This is where Babu the human octopus comes into the picture. Babu’s tag “the octopus” was borrowed from Paul the Octopus, who used to correctly predict the 2010 world cup matches in South Africa. Just like Paul, Babu sends shivers and great discomfort to bookmakers and supporters alike, because whatever he says will almost always come to pass.
Babu hails from Western Kenya and his real name is Babu Wanyonyi. Babu Wanyonyi has three siblings namely Wanjala, Wepukhulu and Wakasiaka. When Babu is unwell or taking a sabbatical, he somehow transfers his powers to any one of his siblings . Such is the mystery of the great Babu Wanjala. Many a times, Babu has been falsely accused of taking sides. To be precise, Arsenal fans always regard Babu with suspicion and have branded him a Man United project.
Babu says that the beef and stick usually comes when a team is underperfoming hence venting their anger on him. Sometimes , even Man United fans turn against Babu yet Babu knows when they are underperfoming. He just gives unto Caeser what is due to him.
BABU THE ANALYST
Babu never takes sides. Babu is not a wizard neither does he practice Obeah. His dress code might fool you into thinking he is a voodoo chief but Babu is simply being a cultural ambassador. Babu simply loves the game. He studies the previous games and squad then comes up with super analysis, and when he delivers his verdict, winners will win and losers will loose.
His cultural paraphenalia is just for the camera and swag. If your team is on a loosing spree it becomes unfair to blame Babu for doing his work. Babu is just Babu. He even knows when Granit Xhaka will get a yellow or red card.
Babu is not paid to analyse the game. Babu the human octopus simply does it for fun. It’s passion for him and passion can never take sides. Passion is natural and real. Babu was in Cameroon for the Afcon finals and he will also be in Qatar for the World Cup but the Premier League remains Babu’s favorite.
BABU SUPPORTS THE LOCAL LEAGUE BUT….
If you are going to bet because you believe in Babu the human octopus, here is some advice from the man himself. Babu says ” only bet what you can afford to loose” and when you win, please buy Babu some Umkomboti to soothe his throat. Babu is also calling on all Kenyans to also spare some time for the local league. Babu believes that charity begins at home and he is looking forward to predicting local games as well.
Babu is however not happy with the local football adminstration because they always mess up with the beautiful game. Let us all enjoy the beautiful game and continue to wish babu good health and strength to carry on with his amazing skills. Babu wishes you well this new football season and reminds you that he loves the game. Long live Babu the human octopus. Babu rules.