If you’re in any of the Ghanaian cities affected by the lock-down recently declared by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Ghana’s head of state, we feel for you. If your own feeling of misery is due to the absence of football over the past few weeks, well, we share your pain, too.
If it helps, though, Daily Mail GH has compiled videos on your favorite European clubs that should help cheer you up until the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic eases its grip, the stay-at-home order is lifted, and football returns. Today, it’s the turn of England’s Manchester City.
1. BLUE, ALMOST DEEP
Sergio Aguero has racked up an awful lot of goals for City since moving from Atletico Madrid in 2011, but had things gone differently, the Argentine would have been doing same in a deeper shade of blue. Here’s how Chelsea – still flipping through a catalogue of No.9s in the post-Didier Drogba era — missed out on the Premier League’s best forward of the last decade.
2. THE SKY IS BLUE, SO IS
Before Aguero’s arrival, however, there had been another Argentine sharp-shooter at City, one captured from closer range yet whose acquisition echoed around the world. City’s bold signing of Carlos Tevez from the yard of neighbors Manchester United would only have hurt awhile, but the former’s decision to erect a giant, taunting billboard to mark Tevez’s signing was a tougher blow to shrug off.
3. A MESSI SCENARIO?
Fans of City, and even neutrals, have wondered what the club’s signing of yet another Argentine — Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, perhaps the greatest of them all — would bring to a side that already reigns supreme in England. With Messi-leaving-Barca rumors simmering again, and given how well City boss Pep Guardiola harnessed the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s rare gifts in their previous working relationship, here’s a quick glimpse of what such a future — unlikely, yes, but worth fantasizing about — could look like.
4. OUT-THOUGHT OR OVER-THOUGHT?
We all know Guardiola — with or without Messi — is a smart guy, and he often out-thinks most of the managers he faces. However, some of the biggest games of his post-Barcelona career have seen Guardiola stumble and fall, often almost inexplicably. One probable explanation is that he invests too much thought into those crunch fixtures, ultimately outdoing even himself. Could it, perhaps, be why the Catalan is without Uefa Champions League glory following his 2011 triumph?
5. JUST FOR LAUGHS
City had lots of success in the last decade, winning a glut of trophies. But silverware hasn’t been City’s only reason to laugh; there’s so much more.
NY Frimpong — Daily Mail GH