One day I was invited to go to Bafatá, in the centre of Guiné-Bissau, to observe players.

In the field right before the game started, a game specifically set for my observations, I was surprised to witness a dozen of players of the school wearing the Real Madrid equipment, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s name on the shirts.

I had already seen many players across the country with the shirts of our portuguese prodigy, but never in that quantity and organized structure. Cristianomania!

Moreover, In that city Amilcar Cabral was born— founder of the PAIGC, nationalist movement opposed to colonialism, and responsible for Guiné-Bissau’s independence.