So the World Cup starts tomorrow. The build up to this World Cup has been a bit weird if everyone is being honest. It might have to do with the fact that they Put(it)in Russia. The theme song is also terrible. We haven’t listened to it, but it has Will Smith rapping on it so we’re sure it’s terrible. It’s not all over the internet either so we’re sure other people think the same. Who on earth wants to listen to Will Smith rap in 2018?
It might have taken us a bit to catch World Cup fever, but it’s finally here and we can thank Nike for giving us the flyest jerseys ever. After years of utter neglect, they finally paid attention to Nigeria.
As for the football, the Super Eagles have a decent chance. On paper, we should finish bottom of the group but don’t listen to paper or the haters. Listen to Mourinho.
Argentina barely qualified and are heavily reliant on Messi. Croatia has a couple of players that might go to jail for perjury so their thoughts are probably elsewhere. Iceland has a team full of accountants and farmers.
Ed Note: All these hot takes are obviously courtesy of Nosa.
Unlike the other losers, Nigeria has none of these problems. The players have been paid their bonuses early so we won’t have them fighting like usual. In addition, to being the youngest team at the tournament, we’re also kinda good too. The team made it to the tournament without losing a single game in the qualifiers (despite what FIFA says). The Guardian has a pretty sweet guide to the team that you should read if you want to get familiar with players.
So…yeah, we’re pretty excited for the World Cup and we’re hosting a watch party for Nigeria’s first game. There’s be lots to eat and drink as we cheer our Super Eagles. We’re serious about the “lots to eat” part. In addition to the regular pizza/pasta menu, La Taverna will have a special BBQ Buffet for N6000 on the day. That 6k will get you as much meat you can eat without dying and some beer to wash it down.
Bring your jersey, real or fake, and come cheer the Nigerian team against the Croatians this Saturday. The game starts at 8pm, but the rocks will kick off a bit earlier at 6pm. If you haven't paid your DStv bill, this your chance.
If you’d like to reserve a table ahead of the day, call 0908 631 2927.
See you on Saturday. Go Super Eagles!