Footballers are honoured for their impressive performances during games. It is expected that these footballers are given awards that are valuable.
Here in Africa, footballers are given some wired and unusual awards.
Some are given live chicken, mobile date and Adidas sliders… yeah, Adidas sliders.
Here are some 5 weird awards that have been given to footballers:
Mobile phone data
Footballers are used to getting a nice bottle of champagne for the man of the match awards, but that’s boring: in South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns player Hlompho Kekana was given 5GB of mobile phone data.
A massive credit card
South African bank, Absa, who sponsor the country’s Premier League, rewards man of the match winners with just a little over GH¢700 of credit.
24 bottles of beer
Africa is renowned for its terrific man-of-the-match gongs, and players from Zimbabwe’s Premier Soccer League are presented with a crate of beer as a reward for their efforts.
A live chicken
In summer 2019, Hassan Kajoke enjoyed a match to remember by scoring two goals in a 5-0 win for Malawi side Nyasa Big Bullets.
What the striker probably didn’t see coming was a fan presenting him with a live chicken post-match for his impressive performance. For an added touch, the confused fowl was handed to Kajoke in a cardboard box with his name sprayed on it in club colours.
A pair of sandals
To Ghana! And what better way for players to celebrate their success than by slipping out of their boots and sticking on some cool Adidas sliders? LOL
Funny right… Which of these man of the match awards was your favourite?
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