The cool wind carries the noise of students and other spectators to all parts of the large football field. The sun is mild, and everyone is in good-spirit. Hundreds of supporters which feature students of the two schools, and other schools, and others who had only come to witness the event surround the field. Sellers … Continue reading Gooaall!!!
I was just a little boy, artless and still unaware of a big big big world until I met you. It was on a soccer pitch close to our house. My dad had just bought me one of those small kpako balls. And so he wanted me to witness a real soccer game. I remember … Continue reading A Love Affair
The tension in the crowd was palpable. It was as thick as could be cut with a knife. People were seated at the edge of their seats waiting anxiously for what will happen in the next 30 seconds. You could practically see their breathing accelerate, you could hear their hearts hammering, and you could see … Continue reading On The Pitch
Now you should be aware that my celebration, my unbelievable miracle, my connotative dream come true, my blah blah blah. . . was not just because I got a jersey for myself in the Super Eagles team. That was only the beginning of it all. I went in to write the PSY301 test, but I knew … Continue reading NIGERIA 2044 (Finale)
“There is nothing you can say that’ll change my mind anymore. I already told you that the Great FC would defeat the Lions” Ness said very loudly as soon as he entered the room where a handful of boys were arguing noisily. Everybody kept calm abruptly, all eyes traveled in Ness’ direction, perhaps there was … Continue reading NESS (Big Fat Liar)
The atmosphere at “CC arena” was tense filled to the brim with anxious fans sitting sandwiched like sardines. Sweats streamed down the faces of spectators as the standing fan by the corner helplessly blew hot air. The odour was apparent; a mix of dry sweats and stale breaths. With, a few minutes to go before … Continue reading Echoes from a soccer drama-fest
There was a Robin in my hood With nimble feet – oh! – he was good. And Robin nursed a broken wing But still to him did Arsene cling – For 7 eons without relent – Until the Robin’s wings had strength! 1 season Robin made us fly- The Tots and Blues we did … Continue reading ROBIN van DEVIL
I am Rasheed Yekini My whole life is an epigram I came,jumped and scored. But the team deserted… Six feet and I see pretense Adorned with pains… Crocodile tears everywhere Assuredly my trail,none will yet equal. I am Rasheed not Rashidi, I am Rasheed Yekini!
General Anuba sat on a big chair in the sitting room. He had a bowl of kunu in his hand. On the wall, directly above his head was a large framed picture of him. The expression on his face was similar to the expression he had in the picture. He was a hard man, always … Continue reading Soccer Loving Presido
Long, Long before i saw this scion of the iroko, have i heard of his sturdy presence, of fleeted roots boring holes with mathematical skills. He meandered his way in snake like form, farming destruction in the lives of the apostles with dazzling flashes of white light. now passer-by look on dazed from … Continue reading Messi-merized
(NUMBER ONE FAN FOR LIFE) You’re worthy Of every dime Cos you’re priceless Every moment with you Is precious Cos you’re true beauty I’m enchanted by your grace And mesmerising moves, I desire to be wowed by you Cos you’re my Arsenal I love your strength and passion Cos you’re my Chelsea I would never … Continue reading For Love, Passion And Football
It was meant to be the last kick of the match. The unimaginable and unprecedented was about to happen. Africa’s dream was about to be realized. The tension was palpable. There was dead silence at the over eighty thousand capacity arena. The usual noisy vuvuzela blown by enthusiastic fans and the drum beats of the … Continue reading Internal Representations
“You guys are going to get properly caned again this year!” This taunt was flung across the road at myself and my friend, Jide, as we walked home from school. The taunter was none other than Gbolahan, a sometime rival of ours who went to another school. Jide bristled defensively. “It’s you guys at Ajeromi … Continue reading The Day of the Underdog