Botswana Canaries travel to Carrow Road for Liverpool game
13:11 30 September 2012
A committed group of Norwich fans travelled thousands of miles to experience the Canaries’ games against Liverpool on Saturday.
The group of nine arrived from Botswana, in southern Africa, to see the game in the Upper Barclay of Carrow Road – a reason that saw border officials question their arrival.
Greg Davis, of the Botswana Canaries, said: “It was the usual questions about what you are here for and we said we were here for the football and they did not believe that we would come all this way to watch Norwich.”
It was the second season in a row that a group had travelled from the country to watch a Norwich game. Last season they saw the Canaries’ draw 1-1 with Wigan, but unfortunately on this visit they did not see their team secure any points.
Mr Davis said: “There are two public holidays on Monday and Tuesday so I thought I’d check to see who we were playing and thought we were lucky to get Liverpool – or maybe not.”
Last season four people travelled from Botswana for the game, and this year there were nine, and it is hoped there will be even more next year.
Kago Kitlanang said: “We were against a difficult team, but that is the game of football, you expect to lose and win some.”
This afternoon, Norwich City’s chief executive apologised to the group on Twitter.
David McNally said: “I am just so sorry about the result and the performance.”