TWO WEEKS LATER.
“Good morning my fellow students.” Segun greeted addressing the students on the assembly ground.
“Good morning sir.” the students (mostly the junior students responded)
“As you already know, we would be playing against Steadfast comprehensive college this morning. And i’ll be calling the list of supporters going with the team.” he said as he began calling their names. Among which were Jummy and Mary. They all marched out of the assembly hall after the principal had prayed for them.
Two teachers (the games master and uncle steve) accopanied the students to their match venue.
‘WELCOME TO STEADFAST COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE IBADAN’ reads a sign post at the gate. The security men allowed them to park their school bus in the parking lot but were not allowed to come down. One of the security men went to announce the arrival of Brights college to the students lined up in the hall.
Five prefects(the headboy, the headgirl, the games prefect boy, the games prefect girl and the sport utility prefect) all went to welcome the Brights college.
Segun came down and had a little chat with them before he mobilized the students from his school and led them to the football pitch where they all sat down on the supporters seat. Segun and other members of the team went to the dressing room provided for them and changed to their school jersey and their kits while the games master was addressing them tactically.
TWENTY MINUTES LATER
The announcement was made for the two teams to line up in the passage which led to the pitch. The announcer said a brief history of both schools in terms of sport and past records. Steadfast had never lost at home before while Brights was one of the schools who are better of in away matches.
The players matched out of the tunnel and there were screams in the stands. Over three hundred steadfast students were in the stands while thirty Brights supporters were present.
“Its good to be at home.” Segun said to the guy in front of him. By the touchline Jummy was standing and when Segun got near her, she gave him a peck.
The match started and Brights were the first to struck a goal by wilson, but steadfast responded by pulling two back to make the score 2-1 before halftime. The second half began and Steadfast made a change by bringing Emmanuel on in the defence.
Segun became afraid and lost his confidence. Steadfast scored another sublime finish goal to make it 3-1 before the Brights won a penalty which Segun converted to make the score 3-2 which was the final scores.
At the end of the game, the players all greeted themselves but Segun tried as much as possible to avoid Emmanuel. He left the pitch and was searching frantically for his girlfriend(Nike). He saw her afar standing by the brights school bus. He walked up to her and saw tears welled up in her eyes.
“Baby, whats up?” he greeted.
“Don’t come near me again. How there you lie to me that you have nothing to do with Jummy and here you kissed her in my presence.” she said and walked away angrily. Someone walked up to him and punched him in the stomach. He turned his head to see who the intruder was.
–to be continued–