Players performing regular repeated behaviour called rituals on the pitch. ; Chelsea loanee zouma bowshis head to the ground as soon as he enrers the pitch. Kaka doing sign of the cross the moment he scores a agoal.fans sing songs and hymn on match day.


Both are taken serious ; people don’t go to church to have fun.viewers don’t go to viewing center just to be entertained.

3 Both are institutions meant to promote teamwork, love etc.Feeling of togetherness among similar group.; going to stadium is like going to church.

4Each has its constitution and structured pattern which is used to achieve a goal. They are bodieswith rules and punishment for deterrence. Referees,pastors and imam are thereto remind members of rules and ensure they are enforced.

5Competition is key: in Nigeria, there is a struggle over which religion is the dominant one same way fans believe their club is the best. Followers are kin on gathering more believers for God as clubs want to buy the best talent to play for them.

6Conversion to opposite side is frowned at; Liverpool fans burnt down Fernando torress jersey when he signed for opponents Chelsea. Jehovah witness withdrewlove for their members who threaten to 7live the fold. Muslims who wish to convert to Christianity are disowned or beaten to death

8Both lead to violence ; fans fight each other during matches on stadium and viewing centers. Muslim-christian fight occur frequently in kaduna

9Both have their symbol of faith. Trophies, gloves ,balls bible and jersey.srrkers of kingdom, loyal devotees, shrine-hall of fame.

10Both worship the living as well as dead heroes. Lionel messi is adored by barca fans as daddy adeboye is. They are treated more than celebrities. Make a negative remark about cronaldo or oyedepo and watch his faithful attack you as they have done to freeze. Statues are built to honour them. Statue of st Thomas aquinass and statue of maradonna

Ironically, both collect money from their faithfull football clubs sell jersey as most churches sell handkerchiel, olive oil etc. some churches collect gatefee from members in form of tithe offering or donation the wa faithfuls pay to watch match.


Just like children

When children play outside

And mother calls them to come inside 

The laughter of playing in the yard

Suddenly turns into tears
No,we do not want to come inside

We want to play forever and ever

Then  things go from bad to worse

Mother comes with a cane to flog

Father inflict his punishment

So the joy of playing together 

Simply by believing it cannot stop

Turns into great misery for the kids

We are just grown up children

We believe our relationship will last forever

Our hobbies are always going to bring happiness

But they did not

We know one day,everything will come to an end

Our parents will die

Our friends will leave us

But when it happens we are shattered

Like children, so much like children

Just for a name

Three thieves agreed to set up a church..

A business venture certain to boom 

Not knowing the name to call the church

Sat one morning to deliberate on the issue.

The first speaker got up ,eager to speak

The gang informant ,famous and 

Let’s call it apostolic living faith of redeemed ..

In attempt to coin a name from popular churches.. 


Second robber had a better idea.

He was the strongest and most courageous, an ex convict

.let’s call it miracle everyday ministry

It will attract  gullible members so we can steal

The third robber disagreed totally

He was the  most intelligent quiet but deadly

Let’s call it sinners redemption church

So we can attract more sinners and robbers into our fold

Each thief insisted on his own suggestion

Temper was raised,insults poured and punches throw

A gun shot was heard,not once or twice but thrice 

Patrolling policemen arrived the scene.one dead, two injured.

All were arrested. Just for a name


In memory

While I was away from you,.

my world did not stop to move

.why I  showered you my wholehearted love

Still remains a mystery yet unsolved.
We weren’t meant o last forever

But to propel each other to a heights greater
While we were apart , 

I became much happier and better
The land is greener on my side

I wish you a glorious ride


Guess the Church 3

They love history. They keep to the traditions of the church. They also Mingle with the tradition of the land.don’t be surprised to see their top member actively participating in new yam festival and other culture.

Their service is methodological. There is time for offertory,time for breaking of bread. It is a sin to interchange the two

There is also a pattern of prayer.members arte taught from birth to memorise prayers. They repeat prayers and count them.they pray slowly with a particular time to kneel and pray

To become a top member here is tedious. It takes vigorous training for up to eight years.their dresscode is unique with special meaning.religious Items are used during service.
Did any Church come to your mind?


Modern vs ancient spiritualist

In a typical African settong  before the arrival of the Christian missionaries, the  spiritual director is deeply revered and one who leads the individual and community.such person is highly prepared from a tender age. He inspires respect and embodies high moral standard. The moral wellbeing of the community was the number one priority of the society.

When the missionaries came , the clergy took over the role of the spiritual director.”morality” was replaced by ‘”belief in Christ ” as the center theme .

The traditional spiritualist speaks less and acts more.he is aware that action is more important than words. He speaks only when necessary and everyone is quiet and eager to listen.from the depth of his silence, he speaks slowly and wisely.

The modern spiritualist is not greatly prepared. He speaks more and acts less.he is a great orator whose words conflict with his action. 

Raymond s mosha


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