What? Leicester City winning the league no way.

No one can tell me they envisaged Leicester city winning the league or knew that an average team like Leicester will be competing in the champions’ league next season. In the Barclays Premier League we usually expect teams like Manchester United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal to perform very well in the league but this year we have witnessed history in the making, in today’s football that seems very predictable. It was the year when the football fraternity started to understand that having a lot of money and good reputation does not always lead to success.

It all started as a dream at the King Power stadium when the Foxes started defeating big guns, winning game after game and occupying the top spot, Jamie Vardy leading the top scoring chart and no one notice that we are about to witness Leicester embarrassing big teams. At that moment as a football fan I was so ignorant that I didn’t even notice how Leicester have played I couldn’t even read pronounce the name “Leicester”, when I check the Log the only teams I was paying attention to was Arsenal and Manchester City thinking they are the only teams that were contending for the Barclays Premier League. As time goes on people started talking, and we thought that they are being naïve, then the media focused on the foxes and how they mighty surprise us but still we continued convincing ourselves that a team that avoid relegation in 2014/15 season is not capable of winning the league. But today all of us who think we know and love football some much, must eat a humble pie because the foxes proved us wrong.

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They have shown us that stats doesn’t matter and in football there’s always a new start. With all their hard work and commitment they have produced what football analyst least expected. Claudio Ranieri and the team done the unpredictable in an astonishing and amazing way with players that were barely known. Players such as Vardy, Mahrez, Kante, Orkazaki just to name a few were not receiving much attention at the beginning of the season. But today perhaps the big teams have learnt a lesson that it’s little things in football that hurt you, I guess from today they will start closely analysing small performing teams before they go on the field.

Congratulations Leicester City you have made a lot of people fell in love with football again. Your performance is a manifestation of  the saying which says “let them talk while you take action”, you’ve shown courage, commitment, hard work and resilience during adversity. I guess your performance have attracted prospective supporters around the world who will be standing by you next season when you compete in the champions league. And that is the reason I will continue watching the English football because of its competitiveness and the surprises it offer.

These are situations that make us dream and believe in our dreams, furthermore it ignite the feeling that anything is possible in life as long as you know what you want and do what is expected in order to make your dreams a reality

Wait……… Did Leicester knew they will win the League?? You never Know……..

Why is everything about Universities?

So Unilever is looking for brilliant advert ideas from students in Universities. Many people perceive the higher learning environment as the place where most things happen and the place where great ideas emerge, universities are often seen as the bridge to a better future. This gives me the opportunity to argue that people are close-minded particularly academics and business leaders in the world, for instance look at the likes of Cassper Nyovest  in South Africa this guy is a successful hip hop star without having a mere certificate.

As I was busy in the internet I happen to come across a post on Facebook about Unilever where they are looking for a great idea advert from students in Universities across Africa. what worries me is the fact that Unilever open opportunities for those who have the advantage of making it big in the future, what about those who finished their matric seating at home because they are being  denied access to higher education due to lack of funding by the government. They are not giving opportunities to students in FET Colleges, this makes one think about the quality of education offered in FET Colleges but that is a discussion for another day. Unilever is perpetuating the perception that Universities are a platform where ingenious ideas emerge, they are not recognizing the depression they cause to the unemployed youth in the country. These are some of the things that result to suicide to those who are unfortunate not to get NSFAS.

When I went through the competition brief  I find out that there’s nothing that someone who completed a grade 12 cannot do. According to Unilever they want participants to write an idea of an advert of about 250 words that explores the need for physical closeness. As I read the brief this thought came in my mind Are they saying you need a degree in order to be creative in life?  clearly they not interested in fighting some of the socio-economic issues in the country. Its not only students in universities who can be creative in life, our people in disadvantaged communities can also come with innovative ideas, but because they are being denied that kind of opportunity to present themselves they end up hopeless and engage in crime and drugs. Considering the youth unemployment rate in the country one can conclude that they should’ve open opportunities to every young people in the country.

I say give opportunities to the less fortunate and see the difference you can make in their lives. Challenge them with this kinds of competitions and see the  number of young aspiring entrepreneurs you inspire. Such competitions  are platforms where young people can be responsible, present themselves and learn to be pragmatic in life. These are opportunities that let young people identify their talents and expertise because they test their creative skills. It is with great disappointed to find out that Unilever the number employer in the county is hindering those who cannot get a job the opportunity to present  themselves in this Africa Idea creation competition.

Although I’m on one of the participants in the Unilever competition, I still think they didn’t do enough in terms attracting the young, innovative, creative and enthusiastic to get great ideas. In doing so they have not make a difference to those who were told to take a gap year and find themselves. They did not make a difference to young people who drop out of varsity because of whatever reasons. They are neglecting our brothers and sisters who suffer from poverty in the  townships and the rural areas. I will say this again Unilever is perpetuating the perception that universities are a place where successful and intelligent people are found.