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 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
The truth is I have always been a very stubborn person and that was why against everybody’s advice that I should do what I always do during football matches- watching and cheering on my team- I joined my class football team that day. We were to play a friendly match (as if there was … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Austin Jay Jay Einstein
Roll call (Westerhoff‘s voice): Rufai! Here sir! Keshi! Here sir! Siasia! Here sir! Adepoju! Here sir! Emenalo! Here sir … Yekini! (Silence) General Yekini! (Silence) !! General Rashidi Yekini, Born 23rd October, 1963, in Kaduna, A dedicated soldier of the federation Tested and found worthy in several encounters The best … Continue reading Where Are You, Rashidi?
Tonight was the night! No dulling it. I wouldn’t miss it for the world…beacause even the world would be watching anyways. I always got dramatic when those Barca boys had a match to play as it was never a moment to miss. I dashed off to Haruna’s where I was sure a crowd would be … Continue reading Black Beauty (short story version)