LEICESTER ARE CHAMPIONS
With a thousand Naira bet on Leicester winning the league at the start of this season you should get a brand new Range Rover or more. At a huge 5000 -1, it’s the biggest odd placed on a team in sports history and here we are today, Leicester are Champions of England.
Leicester City secured its first Premier League title without playing after second-place Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea in one of the biggest-ever triumphs by an underdog in sports.
Jubilant Leicester players watched the game at top-scorer Jamie Vardy’s house, screaming “Championes! Championes! Ole! Ole! Ole!” while jumping up and down with their arms on each other’s shoulders.
Just two years ago, Vardy and many of his team-mates were playing in the second tier and then came close to being relegated again last year. They started this season as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title but for the first time in its 132-year history Leicester is champion of England.
Tottenham had to win at Chelsea to keep its bid for a first title since 1961 alive and led 2-0 thanks to goals from striker Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, before Chelsea staged a second-half fight back to draw in a fiery London derby where tempers frayed and tackles flew in from everywhere.
“What a game,” Leicester defender Robert Huth tweeted.
“Makes me look like an angel! CHAMPIONS!!!”
Gary Lineker, a TV pundit and former England International
may have to regret this tweet he had in December.
Mr. Michael Onyegide is an Internet savvy, sports writer who is very passionate about the game of football. He holds B.Eng from Imo State University and a Telemarketing Diploma from Texas. He can be reached on Instagram and Twitter with the handle @michaelonyegide.