Monday, February 04, 2013

The day the Eagles became Super

Humble pie is a very interesting confectionery. It is something that most people take very reluctantly, and tend to take in very small doses. With that in mind, you, dear reader, are on the front row seat to a Guinness World Record of sorts, the first man to eat a large serving of humble pie very willingly, and then ask for more. For good measure, I downed my humble pie with Coast Milk.

Una watch dat ball yesterday? Yesterday, those boys graduated to being SUPER!

See, if for the rest of your natural life you are looking for cojones, look no further than the Big Boss himself. Honestly, Stephen Keshi's balls should be preserved in formaldehyde and placed in a glass jar for all to admire until the end of days. Truth is that the job of PapaSuper Eagles' coach is one of the worst places to be in on the planet. What, with a notoriously inefficient FA that constantly meddle in your business, and sports ministers who do not help issues by looking for white skinned coaches in the middle of tournaments, to a country that has give or take 170 million other individuals who believe that they are better at your job than you, to silly newsletter writers who predict doom for your team before you have even kicked a ball, the man went ahead and dropped Osaze Odemwingie and Obefemi Martins before the tournament, then went into yesterday's game against Yaya Toure, with Sunday Mba in midfield, and 19-year old Ken Omeruo asked to man-mark Didier Drogba! Insanity.

But for those of you who watch footie on the regular, you'd know that Big Boss achieved that rarity in football where a game is won even before the ball is kicked. He got his tactics spot on. Deploying Emenike and Moses wide in a 4-5-1 and Man-Of-the-Match, Obi wan Kenobi at the base of the three man midfield was a decision of genius. What it meant was that despite the fact that a lot of people did not see Wan Kenobi during the game, the fact that Onazi and Mba were shielding him, gave him the room to play the regista role almost to perfection. A contender for Moment-of-the-Match was when he made that crucial block off of Lacina Traore with three minutes remaining. Meanwhile, both goals were things of beauty. Emenike's thunderbolt was really orgasmic as displayed by Dan Amokachi in his celebration (0:23 in this video).

To cap the evening up, myself and Ebuka ended up being kicked out of Channels TV for over-celebrating.

Other, not so important news

Following the entertainment provided us by the Super Eagles pecking the Elephants, another set of giants are gearing up to provide us with entertainment. ACN and PDP are preparing to bolekaja over our other budget, otherwise known as SURE-P. Ticket sales at my house.

Apparently, CAN collar, Musa Asake still lives in the 16th Century. In an era of freedom of expression, he is "demanding for justice" over former Abuja landlord, Nasiru El-Rufai's purported tweet. Meanwhile, the person who actually made the tweet, was on Rubbin' Minds on Channels TV yesterday.

Irked by the National Assembly's rather childish refusal to allocate a budget to nwanyi oma and her agency, the Presidency may return the budget. This is where a healthy dose of Big Boss's ball improving formula would come in handy.

The very idea of a First Ladies' House is causing a lot of burst veins. Don't expect a comment from CAN about it.

The cost of those calls that don't connect is N31 billions.

Right of reply

Olamide Akanbi (and 617 others)

Guy, I hope you have the right words to explain how eagles whooped Ivory Coast yesterday against your assumptions. The supposed victims became the victor.

Ola

Chris Egboh (and 212 others)

Is Cheta still in the house??

Chxta's daddy (and all the family)

You traitor.

Lekan Amosun (all alone)

Chxta I am happy that they won today. But we must be careful in the way we celebrate. They played their hearts out, but there are still two matches to go. Up Eagles.

Layi (and no other person)

This team is still not super. I want to see the full backs pushing forward as opposed to sitting back and waiting for the ball to come and meet them. They played well yesterday, but only because they were underdogs.

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