EI Classico Fall Out: 'Why I Squandered My School Fees'


A Real Madrid F.C. fan, Ekene Emigo, in Abakaliki on Saturday night gave reasons he squandered his school fee while celebrating the team’s victory over Barcelona F.C.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, recalls that Real beat Barcelona 2-1 in an away match in the Spanish La Liga, to earn a seven-point lead over the latter.

Emigo, a student of Ebonyi State University, ordered food and drinks for football fans at Kingol Guest House soccer viewing centre at Uyanwa Street, Abakaliki.

Emigo said he spent more than N70,000 on drinks and food for other fans, adding that although that was his school fee, he did not regret the action.

He said that with the victory, Real had avenged its four seasons nightmare in the hands of Barcelona.

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“I could not pay the fee because my department, Biological Sciences, was among those affected by the closure of Health Sciences campus of the university on Friday, due to students’ unrest.

“I planned travelling back to Benin, my base, but decided to watch the match because I dreamt that Real was going to beat Barcelona at their dreaded ‘Nou Camp’ home.

“No amount of money spent on celebrating this victory would be a waste as Real can be compared to blood which runs through my veins,” he said.

Emigo disclosed that Barcelona’s dominance of Real in the past had diminished the achievements of the nine times European champions and the integrity of Coach Jose Mourinho.