Sports

Malindi offers a great opportunity for a variety of sports such as football, hockey (kokokoma) and Sport fishing. Sport fishing makes good use of the local fishermen’s skills as guides and boat ‘captains’. Sport fishing was mostly done by tourists from Italy, Germany and other European countries. The first football field in Malindi was around Barani area in front of the Cleopatra hall, later it was extended downwards towards market area.

 

SPORT FISHING

Second from left is Captain Fadhil from Shella, Malindi. He is with other captains of boats belonging to The European in the picture, Mr. H. B. Swan in 1960. 

Source: MMS Archives

 

Sport fishing - Fish display by a European and a local guide. The fishermen used a fish gun to shoot arrows at the fish. The African knows where to find the fish and

therefore acts as a guide for the European.

Source: MMS Archives

Photo by Mrs. O’Hara-Brady

Fish Display – After sport fishing, the catch was weighed to determine the winner and this was common in the 1950’s.

Source: MMS Archives

 

 

Fish weighing in the 1950. Members of the fishing club weighing fish after a fishing competition. The fish is the Rock Cod (Tewa). The winner was given a trophy. The rock cod live in undersea caves and that is the reason for the term “Shimo la Tewa.” They may also be members of the fishing club from Europe.

 

 

WATAMU FOOTBALL TEAM

Back row, 3rd left is Hamisi (goal keeper) with his Flamingo football club team mates. He was a former DJ at Clu 28 near Eden Rock Hotel. Bottom row, 3rd from left is Ali Didi, Councillor of Watamu in the early 80’s.

Source: Jamal Haffidh, MMS Archives

 

YOUTH PLAYING HIGH JUMP ON MALINDI BEACH

Children in a high jump competition in the late 60’s. The steps are leading to the curved sea wall from which protects the beach from erosion by sea waves. The wall has since been redesigned with one tonneunterlocking concrete blocks. The location is opposite Shela Mosque.

 

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