Famous Kenyan Childhood Game Makes International Splash [VIDEO]


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Tag: A game involving two or more players’ chasing other players in an attempt to “tag” and mark them out of play, usually by touching with a hand. But you probably called it ‘tippo’ or ‘chako chako’ or ‘icho icho’.

Believe it or not, your favorite childhood game is being played on an international stage. Wait, this is assuming you grew up in the era before children’s idea of playing was gaming consoles and controllers.

Does that bring it closer home?

 

 

Well, that game is now being played on the international stage. We are talking ‘pro status’ athletes who spend their days chasing each other in a dome.

There is, of course, a little twist to it, like introducing elements of parkour.

A normal game begins with the contestants lining up on opposite sides of an arena littered with obstacles before a whistle is blown and they proceed to play the sickest game of touch ever.

Forget about it being a schoolyard game, if you were good at it then maybe you could make it to the big leagues.

Think about all the endorsement deals?

The sport first came to the limelight after Christian and Damien Devaux set up the World Chase Tag. The first and only global league built around professional competitive tag.

Feature Image Courtesy: afromum.com

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