His name is Alex Iwobi and he’s come out like wild fire. For the sports newbies, Alex Iwobi is a footballer. This amazing young man flew like lightening into the first team of Arsenal FC (dancing shoki for my club o). He’s a forward, some people say he’s a midfielder (secret, when I was younger, I thought midfielders only stayed in the middle of the field, lol). I think the combination of both is called, the attacking midfielder, abi? Anyway, the guy is 20! He plays for… Okay let me be a little professional here. So, below is his status, statistics, statement, abeg what do they call that thing sef. Sha-sha, see him here:
Name: Alexander Iwobi
Birthday: 3rd May 1996
Position: Attacking midfielder
First team League Appearance: Six
Goals: Two (Don’t be quick to judge, he just came around.
Nationality: Nigeria (Yeah, we got the starz)
Now to the koko of the matter, we go way back, like seriously, way back. See the look on your face, you don’t believe right? Anyway we met a long time ago, very long, I think that was ehmmm, two months ago (hehe). He was the substitute in a game, second half, yeah. Can’t really remember who the opponent was, and I was like who’s that?
You see, I used to think that my bro had a book with all the player’s names in it. He simply knew everyone! Y’all know the bestie right? If you don’t know, sorry. He gave me a rundown of Iwobi. And mehn, Iwobi was amazing out there. Didn’t score that day though.
So, Iwobi told me three things and that’s what I want to tell you in a bit. He didn’t get to hear what I was telling him because there was this big thing separating us. Like a big black flat rectangle, with some buttons on it, and it had this long wire attached to it. If you still haven’t figured this out, well, I say no more.
But all the same this is it:
- START EARLY
Age is very vital to what you what to do in life but I’m not speaking of age right now. Early simply indicates at the beginning, early stages. That dream, plan, idea you had, what happened to them. You can be as old as you choose to be. Joel 2:28, says even the old men shall dream. Some of our youths are just 25 but have retired. They have given up on life. Never waste a moment. Yes you may have missed out on some vital time, but that’s not the end. Wake up each morning and say “Today is the first day of the rest of my life”.
2. HAVE A MENTOR (It could as well be your uncle, lol)
Well, I know, I know, I know, ofcourse Jay Jay Okocha is not your uncle, in fact your family members may be as popular as the wrist watch on my wrist right now(exactly, you have no idea what it is) or may actually be more popular than JJ himself, but all I’m saying is, find yourself a motivation. A picture of your path. And if you haven’t found your path yet, James 1:5 and Job 23:10a are for you. So, ask God to send you that person, there’s an Elijah for every Elisha. Iwobi wants to be better than Okocha, It’s very possible, after all Elisha did double. So you can be all you want to be…
3. BALL HARD
Have you seen that guy on the pitch? It’s like his life depends on the game (well, I know you have your own opinion, that’s why there’s a comment box, lol. but be nice though). Anything you put your hands in, do it with all your might, Eccl 9:10 (I’m not quoting o, my Sunday school children take note). Hard work is different from struggle. God wants you to work hard, not struggle, the former makes you better, the latter makes you grumpy, hehe. I know, it’s harder than you thought it’d be, it’s ok, you can make it, look in front of you, there’s that light! Don’t stop now, go on till the end.
Life is like a field, there are opponent’s and there are team players, but what is football game without a goal post. Know where your post is, move there, and don’t stop till you score.
Finally, if your birth story always starts with “I came from a humble (our nice word for poor) background, please, please, please, make sure your children’s story doesn’t have the same beginning.
Be your own competition, strive to be better than yesterday’s YOU.
Love y’all so much. Let me not be the only one talking here, let me know you came by, say something!!!
Going to continue my chat. Say peace out to the people before we go 😉 hehe…chao