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The Victor

Photo by Ally Ngethi

Here, the winner of the main pairing celebrates by making a sign of bullhorns with his arms. The winner is allowed to celebrate, but does not boast too much of his win as there is a strong imperative not to antagonize the community of the losing wrestler. The Mundari fighter pictured here celebrates after defeating a Dinka fighter who had been an undefeated champion for five years. His adornment in a Kenyan scarf is about showing colour as part of the celebration; it has nothing to do with an attachment or association with the country.