“Oga Felix good afternoon” we both chorused. The oga was to make him happy alittle or so we tot.
“how are you boys”
bro felix was eating a full plate of rice with a large chunk of chicken that was prepared for him by his girlfriend who as humming in the kitchen, while a fantastic aroma filled the room.
We totally forgot what we came for and our whole attention was on the piece of meat in front of us.
“Kai, if na so footballer dey enjoy, i must turn to footballer” i said in my heart while still eyeing the meat and thinking of what i would do with it if it gets into my mouth.
“So why did you people come to my house” bro felix interupted us.
“Em we came to see you” kolo said out of the corner of his dry brain.
“ok na, welcome, just seat down and watch film”
“see this man o, he cant even tell person to come chop sef” a job we would have done quickly.
“Uncle, we need money o” i said before we forget it.
“Ok na, i would give you money but under one condition”
“Whats it uncle”, we asked with trembling hearts.
“can you play football very well” he asked us.
“This is too easy” i tot.
“uncle me am messi while he is c.ronaldo” kolo informed him.
“ok thats good, you children should wait let me eat finish, i have a task for you”.
When he was through he took us outside and told us to find stone and use as post. He then informed us that we are going to play against ourselves.
We had to score three goals without the other person scoring any goal. A task that we thought was easy. He instructed us that if any of us equalises before the other person finish scoring, its cancelled and we would start from 0-0 again.
We started and i first showed my football talents by scoring two goals before kolo scored one and we started all over again.
At first it was fun, we would score and equalise and it would be canceled and we kept on starting again and again.
But when we played for almost 2hrs without any winner we were tired and we both fell on the ground in pain and begged bro Felix to free us.
“Ok you boys have tried, get up and come and collect your money”.
At the mention of that we all got back our energies and we scrambled to our feet while bro felix took out his wallet and started searching for the currency he would give to us.
What he brought out made us cry, it was two clean shiny neat five naira notes and gave it to both of us.
The only words that came out of our mouths was “Uncle only this one”
“Yes na, he told us “except you can score me then you can get more money”.
We quickly ran to him and started playing again, before i could say jack robinson the ball was in our post.
I was so determined and i rushed at him, he swung his leg at that moment and kick me on the knee cap.
“Uncle chop your money, i no go play again” i screamed while hopping back to my house.
I lied to my mother that i hit my leg and she pressed it for me like an iron bender which made me screamed and i promised myself to deal with uncle Felix the ibo cronner, One way or the other.
I got my opportunity the next day during church service.
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