Golola transcending sport in the country
Posted Monday, September 23 2013 at 01:00
The function being the first ever Club Music Video Awards, the star of the night was always bound to be a musician, or rather a music video. But the man who calls himself Breaker Breaker, No Joking Subject, and Hot Temper stole the show.
With the musical accompaniment of a James Bond movie, Moses Golola in a 007 suit drew defeaning applause when he walked onto the stage in his comical character.
He treated the capacity audience to a series of his jokes before stripping off his sleeves and showing off the meaty ammunition of his biceps. All that happened in no more than three minutes before the Awards proper got started.
Like 007, Golola is a somewhat fictional character. But that, if anything, is precisely why his brand continues to soar. He is probably just what Ugandan sport needs. Take away Stephen Kiprotich, no sportsman has quite managed to enthrall the country like the Hot Temper.
In victory or defeat, he has managed to remain a one-man theatre. It can be argued that Golola, more than Kiprotich (the greatest Ugandan of all time), is the most famous sportsman in the country even if we all acknowledge he is not that good a boxer anyway. That he is now hired to charm glitzy functions like the Club Music Video Awards is further evidence of his burgeoning self-made legacy.
How did Man United sign Young?
The humiliation Man United suffered to rivals Man City at the Etihad yesterday was worse than the 6-1 obliteration they received at Old Trafford in 2011. Then, United competed for a full half before they had Johny Evans sent off. Yesterday, they offered no resistance whatsoever.
For sometime, a result of this nature has been in the offing for the Red Devils. United’s midfield has required clinical surgery for years. Instead he club have made curious buys, the worst being the £17m purchase of Ashley Young from Aston Villa.
Young is a Cardiff reserve. That he is a Premiership champion has nothing to do with him.