The first world cup match that I watched was Germany vs Bolivia, the opening match of the USA 1994 world cup tournament. Germany won Bolivia 1 – 0.
I also watched Nigeria’s first world cup match which was against Bulgaria. Nigeria won the match by impressive 3 goals to 0 with the goals from Rashidi Yekini, Daniel Amokachi, and Emmanuel Amuneke.
The irony of the whole thing is that my enthusiasm for football matches has rapidly dwindled, the upcoming match doesn’t even mean much to me unlike 24 years ago.
It’s even funny recalling how I silently prayed that Nigeria wins, jubilate when Nigerian Super Eagles scored and almost cried when they conceded.
The 1 – 2 loss to Italy was a very big heartbreak as I still remembered it like yesterday.
All said, it’s very clear that football no longer attracts much enthusiasm as it use to. I know this because I was there and still here hence can compare.
Good luck to Nigerian super eagles, don’t think I’ll be much free watch.
Happy world cup to my fellow football fans.