Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Divine intervention needed

This sign is advertising the European Champions League quarter final matches taking place tonight and tomorrow. The owner of this viewing centre is obviously a Manchester United fan and a Muslim. He leaves a prayer on the board: "Alah (sic) help Man U".

Man U will need a lot of prayers as they go into their second leg tie against FC Porto in O'Porto, Portugal where no English team has ever won.

Like in many other parts of Africa, European football teams are popular in Lagos and other Nigerian cities.


Kris said...

So the church doesn't frown upon gambling?

Lolade said...

Hi Kris,
Nothing about gambling in watching football. Nobody officially places money on teams to win, we all just watch for the fun of it, the adrenaline and the bragging rights later on.