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Thursday Doors FA Cup

On Saturday 15th May 2021, Leicester City Football Club won the Football Association Cup for the first time since the club was founded in 1884. The club is older than Arsenal and Chelsea (whom Leicester beat in the final 1-0).

Leicester City is a relatively small football club, whose stadium only seats 32,312 fans. The club has a reputation for being the underdog and has tremendous support from the citizens of Leicester – see this small selection of doors with posters and LCFC flags.

There is even a Leicester City FC flag over the doorway to the cathedral (and there is also a hidden reference to LCFC winning the premiership title five years ago in one of its modern stained glass windows).

The top four clubs in the premier league go through to the European Championship competition. Sadly, Leicester dropped to fifth place on the final day of the season, and missed the cut. This was the first time LCFC dropped out of the top four during the entire 2020/21 season.

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Thursday Doors @ Mfuwe

On the road to the airport, there are lots of interesting shops.

This furniture shop is open plan, without doors, unfortunately. Laz-e-Boyze

There is a wedding planner in the village. The service is a one stop shop, all you have to do is to step through that door. Metal security outer doors are needed to protect the variety of goods and services on sale.

I asked who the director of ceremony was and found it was this lady having her hair braided. She said she was a pastor in the Bible Baptist Church. Somehow, I don’t fully believe her.

Director of Ceremony. Note the doorless grass-walled toilet in the background

Of course, all over Africa, the British Premier League is well known. Most people support the big sides, such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool or Arsenal. Occasionally, there will be someone sporting a Leicester City Football Club bobble hat.

But I have never met a Spurs supporter here. Well, I think he is a Spurs supporter by the name of his shop.

Tottengram Hotspur Football Club – spelling mistake?

More shop doors coming next week.