Sowore as a Case Study: Leicester in 2016, Sowore in 2019 By Ajose Gideon- The Tale of how a Team emerged victorious against 5000/1 Title Odd
2015/2016 Premier League Season was an unbelievable one for the lovers of Football as the team that almost embarked on a relegation campaign the previous season came top of League. No one, not even the fans expected so much from them, a writer even said this;
“Indeed, their much-publicised 5,000/1 title odds illustrate just how far out of the running they were expected to be. It wasn’t until a 3-1 win at Manchester City in February when thoughts of a sustained Leicester title challenge began to gather credence.
A last-gasp defeat to Arsenal next time out was billed as a potentially fatal blow to Leicester’s unlikely hopes. Tough their response was one of the champions, taking 23 points from the next 27 available. Leicester went on to become the first first-time winners of the English top-flight since Nottingham Forest in 1978 – a title win out of nowhere.”
While it would be too early to assume the Leicester Position. The Take it Back team that was anchored on the ideas of a true Nationalist and Political Activist’s Perspective has begun to hold sway mostly among the youths of the current generation. The tactics that were used by the Leicester involved the team to give up possession and passing accuracy for the direct ball. They maximize fully the potential in a direct and counterattacking football. Same way the Take it Back Movement inline with the goals of the African Action Congress has devised new methods to reach the toiling and working masses.
One thing that struck me was that In a complete reverse to the traditional style employed by Premier League winners. The Foxes were happy for their opponents to have the ball for long periods before using the pace of Jamie Vardy and co to do the damage on the break.
We are comfortable with all the Media Stunts of the Ruling Party and the acclaimed opposition party, and there ill-motivated campaigns to further repress the common man. We have plans and it would be like a film come 2019, same way Leicester was never and going to get the Premier League in this age.
Sowore wouldn’t win an Election in this Nigeria, but the joyful thing is, we know the number of registered voters. In fact, someone made a comment that the newly registered 14.5 Million voters can enthrone the president, but let’s wait, it is just 5months.
Ajose Gideon writes from Obafemi Awolowo University.
Twitter Handle is @AjoseGideon