Chobo ua’ Was Mob Justice...Not Soccer!

School life, back in the day,
was never complete without
flirting with a dangerous varia-tion of soccer called chobo ua.
Chobo, as you know, is Sheng
for nutmeg - the passing of the
ball between a player’s legs -
and ua is means ‘kill’ in Kiswa-hili. So, when you unfortunately
suffered achobo, the entire field
of kedo1,000 boys ran after you
with the single intent of uaring
you!
You did not die, but the ensu-ing mob justice was enough to
break a few ribs that saw you
limping the whole week. Chobo
ua was mob justice personified
and made manifest. It was a
variation of chobo mangoto,
which was less painful as all the
fellow players did when you suf-fered a chobowas rub their
knuckles over your mango head.
To escape chobo ua,one had
to know the shortest panya
route around the school fence.
Since chobo ua was the last
sport on your way home, it also
meant playing with the school-bag on one’s back so as to sprint
towards the panya route and
pray that your legs shot you out
of trouble like a bat out of hell!

Back in the years pale Kayole 1 primary nilitakaa kuuliwa juu ya huu mchezo:D:D:D:D:D kuna wale ma spectator wako kando wanangoja tu uingizwe chobo.

kwenda that shit was awesome

Niaje msafara

I remember we used to play chobo ua with a tennis ball back then, it was a boys boarding school and your ‘rescue’ was to touch a lady. Since no lady was near the school u can imagine how we played such a game

Was always believed a kipii cant die easily:D:D. Saa hii unapigwa unafungua paybill ya kutibiwa broken rib.

the game was good shida ilikua wakati umewekwa chobo halafu guys who were not playing wanakurukia na mateke

niko salama afisa

hii chobo ua wachana tu nayo these where you timed guys you had beef with waiting for that perfect moment utaingisaa yeye

Games I never even liked to witness being played

Are you related to that bugger?

aiii nope

Tulikua tunA guza wall so iko ngombe zilikua zinasmama kwa wall so uwezi ishika. People settle scores with you.

Later tukaitishwa wazazi. Ferk boyhood! Thank heavens we never died

haha yetu was the same but uzuri it was mixed boarding primary ubaya sasa the girls used to report the boys juu guyz would rush and touch them, so unaingizwa chobo either upigwe na ma boyz ama uende ushike dame akuseti kwa staffroom upigwe na mwalimu

Rescue kwetu ilikuwa kuguza gate ya shule . My fren zile slaps Utapigwa before ufike. Acha tu

My favorite.

hehehhehe rush to a female teacher?

Kuna boy nlimchapa “flying Kick”.Never saw the fellow for a week
:D:D

mimi niliwahi wekwa elbow ya tumbo the guy knocked the gas out of me nilidhani nakufa

:D:D:D:DI was a fanatic and very rough ikifika ni kupiga msee mateke. This day ikawa ni yangu, niliona kifo. death in that, mob ilikuwa imetoka lunch na dame(the wanja kihii) ndio alikuwa wa pili kunipiga ngumi ya mgongo nikaanguka. Alikuwa na nguvu baya. Mateke, ngumi za tumbo nikaona hapa ni kuhepa-mbio hadi whole but the whole school(of course all the chobo ua fanatics)wako on toes na wanaenda wakiitana…nilijitupa kwa irrigation canals ndio watulie. Turned out i didn’t know how to swim and i had to be rescued from drowning, later badala ya pole nikaitwa staff room kupewa dose na walimu wote. I remember the days:D:D:D