It was a regular Friday evening but it had football as the menu across the universe. Some had the serious business of qualifying for the 2016 Euros or the 2018 Worldcup.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria travelled to Swaziland and played out a goalless with only outstanding moment of the game being the debut of Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho. The result brought a measure of sadness, numerous inquiry into Oliseh’s qualifications to handle the Eagles. The return leg comes up on Tuesday in Port Harcourt but Nigerians are getting impatient. Don’t tell me that crap of “no minnows”. Cameroon won 3-0 in Niger. South Africa were 3-1 winners in Angola.
Attention of the evening shifted to Europe where there were friendly games all over the continent. After 2 Spurs players came in for England, The Lions conceded 2 goals – one of which was from a tired Cazorla. There was no Walcott, Wilshere nor Welbeck.
Olivier Giroud made Arsenal proud in the colours of France after he scored his 3rd goal against Neuer this season. Germany were beaten 2-0 and there is a picture of Schwensteigger (forget the spelling) lying on the floor and applauding Paul Pogba. It was an eventful night until ISIS stroke.
Paris was sent into chaos with shootings and bombings around the stadium. It is reported that over 128 have died with 99 in critical condition. This is do saddening. On a night people cool off after the long week, a stadium entrance is bombed, a cinema is raided.
The players and fans will surely have been shattered. Who is safe? Where is safe? Can they be free to play the beautiful game again? This is a reason El-Kanemi Warriors is not playing their home games in Borno with Boko Haram around.
The question I keep asking my self is, “do ISIS play football?”
#PrayForParis # PrayForNigeria
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