FEVER WORLD CUP (A true life story)
A short story written by: I am Olaolowo
On the 1st of December 2017, the 2018 FIFA
World cup draw was held in
Moscow and once again we were paired in the
same group with Lionel Messi’s
Argentina. Then I remembered how the tie went by
back in 2014 in Brazil.
In retrospect of the 2014 world cup in Brazil, it’s a
tournament I won’t
forget in a hurry. 14th of June 2014 was a
memorable day my neighbors, my
street friends and I would never forget. It was a
day when 4 fantastic
matches were played and we had never wanted to
miss any of them.
As early as 5pm that same day, my generator was
out with 10 litres of
Petrol filled. We watched Columbia defeat Greece
3 goals to nothing. When
it was 8pm, we watched how Costa Rica shocked
Uruguay by 3 goals to1. It
was past 10 at night already when I and my
hosted friends who came around
to watch the match with me, decided to prepare
some noodles for everyone to
eat ahead of the biggest match of the day,
England Vs Italy scheduled for
After we all had devoured 10 Packs of Indomie
hungry man size, we watched
how Italy defeated the 3 lions by 2 goals to 1.
Nonetheless, I could still
remember vividly that the game ended around
12.55am. In await for another
Upcoming nerve-racking match, three of my
neighbors were already fallen
asleep on my rugged floor while the rest of us
Anticipatory up until 2am for the Ivorian’s game
against the Japanese.
When it was 1:15am, my generator tripped off. All
our efforts to get it
back up had proved abortive that we were forced
to give in and retired the
generator into the house as they all left for their
respective rooms to
sleep except for some of them who stayed back to
sleep over in my room. To
our oblivion, armed robbers were on the second
Operating house to house.
When it was 2am, they got to a Neighbouring
house but there came this old
man called Baba Obasanjo (nee) who was known
as a peace maker, inclined his
ears at the clatter and wails forcing their ways
through air-loosed
Openings from the outside where the robbery
incidents were held which got
baba Obasanjo thinking it was another perpetual
domestic night violence
accrued to a particular couple in the Neighborhood.
However, Baba Obasanjo couldn’t resist but get
around his peace keeping
community service to pacify the supposed
matrimonial conflict at the exact
time the robbers were done with their operations,
leaving the house.
Advertently, the robbers thought Baba was coming
out to harm them on sight,
felt threatened, shot him half-dead without any
second thought before they
turned up cracking his joints detached with an
Baba cried out in agony for help but everyone was
afraid to go outside
their houses to offer a help. After some minutes the
robbers had gone, we
trooped out in masses to give him a lift. Sadly,
upon arrival at the
hospital, he had kicked the bucket.
AFTER THOUGHT: What would have happened if
we had stayed awake to watch the
Ivorian’s game by 2am?
What if the generator didn’t fail us? I am so sure
the robbers would have
invaded our house and robbed us all alongside
since we wouldn’t have
figured out any on-going ro



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