Black Arrow Kenya

You've probably heard of Black Arrow from our ongoing project with Joe Kadenge; but If not, we are currently filming a documentary embodying the exploration of the rich history and heritage of Kenyan football, and what Joe Kadenge has represented to the country. This project happened from a chance encounter in Kenya, and many mentions of the name Kadenge.

So we managed to meet him.

 
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In his prime, when Kadenge had the ball, anything could happen. He was calm, he was focused, he was swift, he was thunder itself. The commentator did not have to explain what Kadenge was doing - all that mattered, all that you needed to know, all that anyone needed to know - is that Joe Kadenge had the ball. It meant lightning was about strike; it meant you were about to witness brilliance. He was reliable. He got things done. He scored! The commentators would say “KadengeNaMpiraaaaa” meaning “Kadenge with the ball” – KadengeNaMpira became synonymous with the world famous “gooooaaaallll!”

 
 

Joe Kadenge Documentary Trailer

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In 1958, the same year he burst onto the scene of the Kenyan National team, Joe Kadenge became a devoted Manchester United Fan. Now, on the 60th Anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, Joe will step foot in Old Trafford for the very first time. #kadengenampira

 

Press Coverage

We recently held a press conference in Nairobi that made news all across Kenya in prior to Joe's upcoming trip to Manchester.

 
 

While in England

The second part of filming included a collaboration with Manchester United where we sent Joe Kadenge to Old Trafford for the 60th Anniversary Ceremonial tribute game of the Munich Air Disaster. Just about 59 years ago, Joe became a fan of Manchester United in support of the team amidst the tragedy they faced.

Joe steps into “The theatre of dreams”

 David Bekham’s father (middle) meets Kenya’s legend Joe Kadenge as he tours Old Trafford.

David Bekham’s father (middle) meets Kenya’s legend Joe Kadenge as he tours Old Trafford.

 We arranged a  BBC Africa interview  with Joe Kadenge at the  National Football Museum in Manchester . Surprised him by putting up the Kadenge Na Mpira jersey in the museum. One of our goals with this is to help Joe, and African players like him, get their proper recognition. This is just one small step...    #KadengeNaMpira

We arranged a BBC Africa interview with Joe Kadenge at the National Football Museum in Manchester. Surprised him by putting up the Kadenge Na Mpira jersey in the museum. One of our goals with this is to help Joe, and African players like him, get their proper recognition. This is just one small step... 

#KadengeNaMpira

 Flying out to Manchester

Flying out to Manchester

There's more. Stay tuned.

For more information, please contact Aaron Dolores at aaron@blackarrowfc.com