A story that thrilled the world four years ago was about the world’s oldest dad, Ramajit Raghav, who beat his own record after fathering his second child in two years at the age of 96.
It was a tale that indeed proved the saying that ‘age ain’t nothing but a number’.
Ramjit’s 52-year-old beautiful wife, Shakuntala Devi, boasted about enjoying a healthy sex life with her old hubby, saying ‘ he can make love like any 25-year-old man’.
The poor Indian man even had the cheek to tell reporters that ‘I do it three or four times a night. I think it’s very important for a husband and wife to have sex regularly and when she asks I will go on all night but for the sake of my child I’ve put our needs aside for now.’
Well that was the gospel according to Ramjit. And just like Ramjit, three days ago, Be Forward Wanderers veteran goalkeeper Vales Kamzere also proved that age ain’t nothing but a number by coming out of retirement to inspire the Nomads to win the inaugural Fisd Challenge Cup after saving two penalties.
It was a feel-good tale that charmed the blue side of town and he was the reason that the Nomads faithful brought the capital city to a standstill and hopefully the upcoming goalminders can learn from Vales’ exploits and tactics at a time when the country is short of complete goalkeepers, osati ogwira mpira ngati akukupa ngumbi.
And still on the Nomads’ success story, it felt so good seeing my good friend and Nomads self-proclaimed chief supporter Yona Malunga also waxing lyrical about Vales, saying: “Apa waonetsa kuti ndi vetenary weniweni.” I am sure he meant to say ‘veteran.’ Uloliwe, uloliwe wayidudula neng’esiza hah! (Oh yes, the train is pushing). Glory be to God.