The cayman of Kaduna de Francisco Zamora Loboch
The Kaduna cayman
For many the summer is synonymous of reading. Since I have use of reason the summer it means relaxation in the everyday life and to attack activities different from those that we are accustomed in our routine life. I remember tenderly to visit the public library placed in the park of a quarter of my city and that it was opening in summer to supply the curiosity of hundreds of kids that we were alternating the reading with the games of the street (the marbles or the cycle returns on the sidewalk with the sheets of the refreshments).
Of that it treats a little about The Cayman of Kaduna, of memories. Although the white thing throws to me more that the blaugrana, had not even idea that they were nicknaming Iker Casillas this way, how the Cayman of Kaduna (immediately after the paradones that it did in the World cup sub20 celebrated in Nigeria and in that Spain turned out to be winning), so when I came across with this book he was not sure very much why ways my adventure was going to develop in the next days.
The Cayman of Kaduna (Francisco Zamora Loboch, writer guineano and habitual collaborator in the sports press) narrates, from the cell, the misfortunes of a promise of the soccer (doorman for more signs) that has gone to stop to a Spanish jail. It is the nickname with which its prison partners call it. It is accused of drugs traffic and in its cell it has two posters: Naomí Campbell and Iker Casillas of whom fervent admirer confesses. «San Iker» is its idol and with its stay in the jail he will try to gather information to publish a biography of the doorman of Madrid. This way we will know the successful trajectory of the goalkeeper but also we will be revealed by this dark side that has the reputation, in this case applied to the excellent national sport in our country.
There are many teams of soccer that have the eyes put in the south, in Africa, as if of a fishing ground it was talking each other. On the one hand they create structures that help to go out of the poverty for thousands of young people. But on the other hand they create a few expectations that take them to the confusion. To triumph in the soccer effort and talent is not enough. «A good luck dose is necessary. This luck that it avoids and there dribbles the sleep of thousands of African young people who see in the ball the route to go out of the poverty».
Not only it is a sport what Francisco Zamora tells us. It touches many topics without avoiding any. The racism, one of the white hot points in the current soccer, is one of them. Or, for putting another example, that of the interfering of the parents in the tasks of the trainers of soccer of the low categories. With some irony, we will discover as they propose to him to take part in a group of «blacks« who dedicate its "free" time to be written for others. With an ingenious plot, with a clear and simple language it catches you from the presentation. Moreover, he would say that from the first phrase after the dedication:
«The soccer is not a question of life or death, it is much more than that».
As I usually do in other occasions leave some paragraph to you if what I have counted has not attracted enough to you.
«- many dexterity was happening in treating the wild animals. With that and that the children were adoring, then, here peace and later glory. But after the dads, the moms came. At first, they were limiting themselves to taking the sandwiches of chóped to the future megastars, but as soon as they were present at two or three parties of the fry B, and were finishing with understanding the mysteries of out of game, were joining the gossips choir, integral and insidious of the Sports City.»
«He had to learn to economize and to administer the words, to use them sometimes with stinginess and others with wastefulness, to happen on tiptoe fluttering like a hummingbird on that one or that small detail, so that the reader thinks, reaches port, and I imagined, and so that it moves back him turning to what the narrator has written and what it has meant really.»
When it gained the ninth Cup Champions League against the Bayer.
«It was then when Iker's figure arose with all its stateliness, with three providential stops that certified the class of goalkeeper who was living under the sticks of Madrid. The last one of its interventions will go down in history pushing an auction back with the knee while with the rest of the body it was covering, in slide, any chink that could offer the short angle because, moments later, mister Meier was indicating the end of the clash between the German picture and the person from Madrid.»
And this episode could not be missing in the Casillas biography.
«And the fact is that King Fernando plays in the Chelsea and they, there, continue the English League and not that of The Stars. It was sure that they all saw for television that kiss a few steps from Soweto. The kiss of the Cayman to its fiancée in Soccer City. This warm osculation as the newly bulging bread of the stove in the mouth of the fiancée who was waiting anxious for the lips of the best doorman of the world.»
Now when we are already champions of the thing and that we go with the quite high head (at least in sports futbolísticamente speaking) and now that the summer gives its death rattles is a good moment to attack this entertaining book. The Cayman of Kaduna de Francisco Zamora Loborch will remind to us the epic of the big doorman of Real Madrid and of the Spanish selection; that there is another reality in the African young people who chase to reach a sleep; and that it is not easy to come to the highest thing.
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