|Hang in there at all cost…..|
|Tuesday, 14 February 2012 13:28|
Life is complex and sometimes we find ourselves in the thick of thin stuff. It is easy to resign to fate like a ball out in the pitch and be tossed all over by life. Football has tales of events that may shock and please the football fans. The bottom line is- when the gods are not done with you, it is not over. The odds were tilted against Wigan Athletic last season until the last day. They struggled on the road and it looked like they will join Blackpool and West Ham in the championship. They fought hard to beat Stoke at the Britannia Stadium on the last day of 2010-2011 season and they stayed in the EPL. It is never over until you say it is.
Nairobi City Stars flirted with relegation in the second leg of KPL last season. Bandari was breathing down their heels after Congo United had exhausted all chances of survival. Coach Ken Odhiambo in a gentleman gesture accepted the club’s decision to send him on a sabbatical. Things were so thick that the magic of Ugandan Dan Serunkuma in the midfield seemed to fade into the cloud of draws and losses.
There is one man who came in and assured all and sundry that the Kawangware outfit will survive relegation. Gideon Ochieng’ a.k.a Agido had been out of a job since leaving Congo United. Things looked bad as Bandari refused to dock and resign; they kept fighting to stay in the top flight.
On the last day, Agido’s boys thrashed Karuturi Sports 4-2 to remain in KPL. Sometimes things will hang in the balance and the most logical thing to do is throw in the towel. That is when hanging in there will determine if you stay or drop.
You may not win but you can live to fight another day. The situation may appear catastrophic to other people but decide in your heart to stick to it. To win, quitting is never an option. Fight to the finishing line, fight to the last drop of your energy. That is what counts- the spectators will be shocked how you did it.
Keep fighting; it is not over until it is all over!