WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEKEND: LEICESTER’S STRANGE NARRATIVE, SOULAMA STEALS THE SHOW

It was a weekend filled with lots of weird stuff and WWLTW takes a weird look at the weirdest of them all

By: Sammie Frimpong

Home and abroad, football was on the menu this weekend, being served in all flavours. Here at WWLTW, though, we like it best in one particular shade, namely, the ‘weird’ — and, thankfully, we did have plenty of that.
Join us feast, then!

KOTOKO-HEARTS PIP ‘TALENTED KIDZ’

Monday evening was sacred for two events every Ghanaian was itching to get a taste of: 2016’s first ‘Super Clash’ and the finale of ‘Talented Kidz’ Season VII. The bookmakers predicted the show at the National Theatre, the latter, would attract more spectators, but the epic Kotoko-Hearts storyline rubbished it all.

With two red cards, a goalkeeper bent on having a bad day and some sickening finishing, it was just the sort of dish to be served out to those hungering for a classic Ghana Premier League game to wrap up the extended weekend.

In the end, it was worth everyone’s time and money. If there was anyone who probably would have reaped more from watching TV3’s little children confidently strut their stuff than being at the Accra Sports Stadium, it was jittery Hearts goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye. Sometimes you just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, eh?

LEICESTER TAKE US TO THE LAND OF ELVES AND THE TOOTH FAIRY PRINCESS

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Leicester City are English Champions 2015/2016

Ever since we heard our first fables and fairytales, we’ve been prone to doubt their genuineness, and belief in those disappear all too quickly as life runs one through its demanding wheels. It is therefore a great experience when reality takes on the traits of fantasy every now and then, rekindling whatever reasons we may have ever had to believe in such otherwise fanciful stories.

Even so, the climax the weekend topped Leicester City’s surreal story this season with, though we all (with the exception of Arsene Wenger, I daresay) saw it coming, stretched the imagination a bit.

The Foxes overcame amazing 5000-1 odds to win the English Premier League and send the whole football fraternity back into a child’s dreamy world — at least until the world’s best league next has a champion whose triumph doesn’t defy logic and its manager’s notoriously luckless reputation. Well done, Leicester

GOOD WEEKEND

When you play in Ghana’s biggest club fixture, the least you could aim at is to be remembered; desiring that you be mentioned nostalgically when people recollect the game is no crime, and that is exactly what Hearts’ No.1 Soulama achieved on Monday. The shot-stopper had his name on the lips of everyone after the ‘Super Clash’, a feat that’s hardly anything to be ashamed of. Admittedly, his new-found popularity is only due to the combination of a howler of amazing proportions and a rash sending-off but, hey, who said taking a shortcut to legendary status was ever going to be rosy?

BAD WEEKEND

For Manchester United fans who trooped to Old Trafford for their only opportunity in the next century to have a say in determining the destination of the Premier League title, their club holding Leicester City to a draw on Sunday was a terrible experience.

It was bad enough paying to watch United do something they’d already done eight times this term, but it hurt even more that the honour of catalyzing Leicester’s coronation has now been conceded to rivals Chelsea (who claim it as reward for spoiling challengers Tottenham Hotspur’s party on Monday night) on the campaign’s final matchday.

While Leicester were always going to be crowned at Stamford Bridge anyway, WWLTW sympathizes with United fans the world over for missing out on a delicious piece of history. Sh*t happens.

PICTURE OF THE WEEKEND

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We Came. We Ate. We Conquered: Three points for a buffet. Easy, innit? Picture Credit: Gary Al-Smith
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