Last Thursday as I hung loose at my dirty pad, I heard my neighbour’s naughty four year-old kid Ashraf and a band of his peers chant: “Chamunyerera chipako Molinyo ! [Mourinho].” I ignored it as one of those usual pranks from naughty kids.
But I realised that this was not a prank afterall, it was real stuff—the ‘Special One had been fired as Chelsea manager and soon the social media was awash with comments and jokes about his exit.
Such is Mourinho’s charisma that even kids such as Ashraf know him. Someone even posted on his Facebook page that Kinnah Phiri had missed 10 calls from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, insinuating that he was being targetted to take over the mantle at Stamford Bridge.
The massive world-wide reaction to Mourinho’s sacking was perhaps a confirmation of how ‘special’ the ‘Special One’ is in world football and the flavour he adds to the game. He is not like most coaches who give routine dry comments such as: “We failed to make use of our chances; we played well but it was not our day and our midfield did not tick.”
I am a Chelsea fan inside out and while I felt Mourinho was losing the plot, I felt the players contributed to his failure. Reports have it that Chelsea players were not giving out their best shot as a result of their favourite team doctor Eva Carneiro’s ouster. Apart from her stunning good looks, Eva was such an inspiration that Chelsea players could even feign injuries just to get the feel of her tender touch and that when she took them through massage exercise, they even forgot their spouses existed. But its not all doom and gloom for the Special One, I hear relegated Fisd Wizards and Dedza United have contacted his agent. Well, It’s Christmas this Friday and maybe he needed such an ocassion to cheer his spirits after a frustrating spell. Hark the herald angels sing Glory to the newborn King. Glory be to God n