Before the fight starts experts wonder about today’s winners and chances
The stadium grass is full of drummers, the fiery air of chants and dances

After more than a hour come the fighters covered with oil for the ritual
Performing some magic to get good luck, sport’s never been so spiritual
They know the amounts of the prizes. Some say that muscles don’t matter
So they want to limit surprises – the marabout trainer knows better

The second the game is over, the city awakes in a clamor
A small kid is driving a scooter another one cries, he’s bewildered