Bongs in the World Cup


posted by Zo 🙂

This time around, too, there are quite a few Bongs playing for various
countries. With Denmark having qualified, hordes of bodyis from the
famous Sen family of Bodyinath Dham are in action. Soren Sen (Jersey No.
1) will keep goal for them while two of his distant cousins are his
deputies – Ander Sen (16) and Christian Sen (22). In defence, there are
Jacob Sen (6) and Simon Poul Sen (15). The midfield sees the presence of
Christian Poul Sen (2), Jen Sen (7), the veteran Jogen Sen (10) (who is
now called Jorgen in Danish), Jakob Poul Sen (14), Enevold Sen (20) and
young Erik Sen (21) who at 18 is one of the youngest players in the
competition this year. The Denmark attack has Lar Sen (18) who scored 5
goals in 5 games during qualification. The team is coached by the round
old man Ol Sen, who played with such distinction in 1986, albeit with a
sore throat.

Bodyis, as you know, have spread everywhere. Germany has a bodyi in
their squad, defender Jan Sen (2), while another defender Mathij Sen (4)
is playing for the Netherlands. Yet another defender Nel Sen (6),
presumably a descendant of Nellie Sen Gupta, is captaining New Zealand.
Why most of these bodyis are defensive is a question that I shall avoid
answering as of now.

Other countries have their Bongs too, though they may not be bodyis. The
first name that comes to mind is that of the Cameroon defender from the
French club Valenciennes – Gaetan Bong (Jersey No. 12). Here is a Bong
who proudly announces his awesome heritage.

Ghana has a descendant of Prince Dwarka Nath Tagore in their squad –
striker Prince Tagoe (12). (Some obvious clerical error has somehow
removed the r from his surname.) A scion of the Sonar Bene family of
Chetla is also in the Ghana team – defender Lee Addy (19). Ivory Coast
has a somewhat retarded Bong in their squad – defender Arthur Boka (3),
while another Sonar Bene or Johuri is their number 6 – defender Steve,
though he now spells his surname with a `G' and is listed as Steve
Gohouri. (La French influence, no doubt!) Another Bong in the Ivorian
squad is film star Bumba da's younger brother defender Bamba (22).
Nigeria has appointed a Bong as captain – striker Kanu Babu (4). Another
Bong in the Nigerian team will try to forget the bitterness and deliver
– he is striker Kalu Uchhe (12).

France has left out Saha Babu this year, but they do have two elderly
Bongs in their squad, midfielder Malou Da (15) and goalkeeper Mandan Da
(16). (As their jersey numbers signify – Bongs do tend to stick
together, especially in a foreign country.)

Japan too has three elderly Bongs in their squad – defender Uchi Da (6),
midfielder Hon Da (18) and forward Tama Da (11). The three dadas shall
adequately look after the three departments of defence, midfield and
offence. Another Bong in the Japanese squad is that great disciple of
Goddess Kali – midfielder Ma Koto Hasebe (17). 53 year old Oka Da is the
Japanese coach.

That perennially lazy Bong is in the Spanish squad once again – he who
never even hits a ball. He is defender Carlos Marche Na (4).

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