New Zeland; known for its Window XP-Esque sceneries, having one of history’s most badass female leaders – and leaders in general, being the home of Middle Earth and Lord of the Rings, and more importantly, Rugby.
While New Zealanders can take some time to adjust to Egyptian culture because of all the major differences, one thing they can never live without is their rugby.
Luckily for them, we are also as obsessed with another sport that involves a ball, and probably a whole lot less violent -football.
Don’t believe us? Just ask New Zeland’s ambassador in Egypt. Greg Lewis, who took it to Twitter to show how New Zealanders are adapting to spots in Egypt.
New Zeland’s ambassador Mr Lewis, stated in a tweet that he would be cheering for the Al Ahly team during the CAF champions league, while his fellow teammate, Ross Batchelor, Deputy Head of Mission, will be cheering for Zamalek.
Not just that, but they even took pictures with their own team shirts.
يعشق #المصريون كرة القدم ⚽️ بعد أيام ولأول مرة سيشهد نهائي #دوري_أبطال_أفريقيا مبارة #الأهلي 🔴 و #الزمالك ⚪️. أنا شخصياً أشجع الاهلي في تحقيقه اللقب #التاسع بينما يأمل روس – نائب رئيس البعثة – أن يحقق الزمالك لقبه #السادس. في النهاية سيكون هذا هو اللقب #الخامس_عشر لنادي مصري 🇪🇬 pic.twitter.com/CsCEhc6Lug
— Greg Lewis 🇳🇿🇪🇬 (@NZinEgypt) November 23, 2020
I mean, look at how serious Ross looks? I won’t want to lose because of that look if I wear Zamalek. Nor would I want to break Mr Lewis’s heart if I was Al Ahly.
Honestly, so wholesome!
This isn’t the first time. however, that Mr Lewis went full-on Egyptian during his stay in Egypt.
Just less than a month ago, he was seen eating “Halawet El Mouled” in celebration of the prophet’s birth.
Happy Mouled Nabawy to everyone celebrating ✨ hope you’re enjoying the Mouled pastries as I am enjoying mine now!
كل عام وأنتم بخير بمناسبة #المولود_النبوى_الشريف ✨ أتمنى أن تستمتعوا اليوم بحلاوة المولد اللذيذة كما أستمتع بها الان! pic.twitter.com/v98xHmhoOX
— Greg Lewis 🇳🇿🇪🇬 (@NZinEgypt) October 29, 2020
Even earlier this summer, New Zeland’s ambassador expressed his love for Egyptian mangos and went on a giveaway with sending everyone mangos.
A day trip out of Cairo to Ismaïlia provides an opportunity to sample Egypt’s famous mangoes! DYK: Egypt has almost 100 different varieties of mango 🥭 and has been growing the fruit for export for the past 150 years! 🇪🇬 pic.twitter.com/cIj02QiOQ3
— Greg Lewis 🇳🇿🇪🇬 (@NZinEgypt) August 23, 2020
YOU GET A MANGO
AND YOU GET A MANGO
EVERYONE GETS A MANGO!!!!
— Ross Batchelor (@rossinopecorino) August 23, 2020
We didn’t get ours at El-Shai though…Maybe he’s just unsure of our address?
Yeah, that’s got to be it!