Episode 15: “Omuroma, it means one who supports Roma”

Kelli Keith is from Kampala, Uganda and is a passionate AS Roma fan.

Keith was a Manchester United fan because of his family. He started to watch Roma on television and liked the way they played. So he started to choose them as his team on FIFA. His passion for Roma has grown over the years as he continued to play the game. He went on to tell me about how the Italian fans and their passion are one of the many reasons he loves the team.

While we talked about the rivalries with Lazio and Juventus,  he now considers Barcelona a rival as well after the Champions League game of 2018. We had to talk about that amazing game and his experience of watching it with a group of 120 people.

Among his list of legends, he wishes he had the chance to see Francesco Totti. Danielle De Rossi, Eden Dzeko and El Shaarawy are on his list too. Antonio Mirante is one of the players he feels deserves more praise and Justin Kluivert is the young player he is hoping to see more of. 

He told me a story about how he was among a few International fans to receive a T-shirt from the club, in fact, he has a set of jerseys’ enough to celebrate a ‘Roma week’.

‘Omuroma’ is his nickname, he explained to me what it means in Bantu and how it came about.

Finally I ask him what it has meant to him to be a Roma fan.

NOTE: We ran into some connectivity issues while recording which is why the audio quality suffered a bit, but  it clears up halfway through. Thanks for listening. 

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