Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sensational Soccer Scorelines in Nigeria: 79 – 0; 67 – 0!

While a suspect was being arrested in Milan on allegations of Soccer Match-fixing  (http://www.voanews.com/content/soccer-matchfixing-suspect-arrested-in-milan/1607824.html) authorities in Nigeria were completely perplexed as to who to arrest or punish when results of two soccer matches played produced outrageous scorelines of 79 – 0 and 67 – 0, respectively!  The last two games that would determine which team moves into the fifth tier o the Nigerian football league were played simultaneously at two different centres, to prevent the outcomes from influencing one another.  However, the team managers from the two teams competing for elevation monitored match progress at the other venue by phone, and the result was a shameful, all-decorum-dumped race to outscore the other team, producing those record-breaking scorelines! (see an account here: htt;://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/11/sport/football/football-nigeria-scandalous-scorelines).  Ironically, one of the teams represents the Nigerian Police!
The same principle of doing all that is necessary, damning decency, to outscore the opponent was also shamefully displayed in the Rivers State legislature where honorable members resulted to a free-for-all fight that was televised nationally. (see some details and video at http://www.toksdam.com/20013/07/09/video-rivers-state-house-of-assembly-legislators-in-gang-fighting-jumping-each-other/ )
Worst of all is the on-going repetition of this same principle in the lives of multitudes of individuals who continue to pursue certain passions of life as if the Maker of Heavens and Earth is either non-existent or fast asleep.  According to the Scriptures, all who live such lives are fools and they can look forward to shame as the promotion they seek (Proverbs 3:35 )

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