When I called her ‘the queen of sport’, many of you thought it’s probably because she’s my boss and I’m just being “nice” right? Wrong!! I called her so because she is and it’s now seen her nominated for the best use of social media (sports award).
Unknown to many Carol Radull-Njiru started supporting Arsenal back in the year 2000, but, she admits, that before that she was a Liverpool supporter. How many women do you know, that can mention the history of the teams they support? Plus, did I mention that her knowledge of local sports is also on point? You should listen to her show “The Score” on Classic 105 on Saturday from 3pm. That aside, I got a chance to have a one one one interview with her and got to ask her a few questions.
Q: If you were stranded in a desert with Roy Karuhize and Kieni Githinji and your only way out was to kill one and survive with the other, who would you beat? who would you stay with? why?
Carol: Even though Roy annoys me more, they are like my brothers. I wouldn’t be able to choose so I’d leave them both to motivate each other and die together and rescue myself. Is that mean?
Q:If you were to choose a perfect line up for Arsenal, which players would you choose?
Carol: Unfortunately my line up would only have nine players because Arsenal doesn’t have a perfect starting 11.
Q: Pick one perfect coach for the team you mentioned above. Jose Mourinho? Loius van Gal? Pep Guardiola? Carlo Anceloti? Rafael Benitez? (Wenger is not an option)
Carol: Even if Wenger was an option I wouldn’t choose him. I’d go with Pep. Classy football, intelligent manager with a winning mentality.
Q: Who is the one person you would like to interview? And why?
Carol: Thierry Henry. Could you arrange the interview? Although I think I would be too nervous to even open my mouth. As for why? He’s a superstar!
Q: If you had a chance to take one arsenal player on a date, Who would it be? Where would you go?
Carol: Let me play it safe here and say I would rather take an Arsenal fan on a date. His name is Mike Njiru and we would go somewhere where there’s a lot of steak.
Q: If you were to switch to either Manchester United, Liverpool or Chelsea for one season only, for one million bob, which team would you pick? why?
Carol: When I was seven I was a Liverpool supporter and for 10 million shillings, I could go back there. But not even Liverpool can have the privilege of having me as a fan for one million shillings.
Q: Who do you think is your toughest competitor among the SOMA award nominees?
Carol: Toughest? Gor Mahia; but I also have mad respect for Kenya Rugby 24/7. They both do a fantastic job. Many guys who have voted for me have said I owe them big because they ditched Gor Mahia for me.
Q: What made you fall in love with sports and most importantly why Arsenal? (Why not Liverpool?)
Carol: Asking me why I fell in love with sports is like me asking you why you love good shoes. I played a lot of sport in school but watching football is just exciting. All the makings of a good soap opera exist in a 90 minute football game! Anger, betrayal and love when a goal is scored! Arsenal used to play the most exciting football in the English Premier League about 15 years ago. That’s why I fell in love with them. I can’t betray them now just because times are a little tough. Liverpool were unlucky in that I stopped watching football when I was in High School and when I resumed, I had lost my passion for them.
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