There are billions of people that watch football, making it one of the most popular sports in the world.
Even in nations where football isn’t widely watched, players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr., and countless others are well-known.
Football is a global sport, so it attracts a lot of money. Argentina won the 2022 FIFA World Cup and received a check for US$42 million (about Rs 344 crore), while France finished in second place and received US$30 million (Rs 245 crore approx).
However, not every league is able to afford to pay its players well. Kennedy Musonda, a football player, recently received five crates of eggs for winning Player of the Match in the Zambian league. Kennedy, who was a Power Dynamos player, scored one goal versus Nkana.
Kennedy received two crates for the goal he scored, and the other three crates were given to him for his bravery, according to the official who presented him with the prize. During his speech, the official stated, “Congratulations, enjoy your eggs.”
As Kennedy received five crates of eggs, his comrades were in splits. After his heroics in the football match, the Player of the Match also spoke. It had happened before that a player had received a “weird prize” for bravery.
A blender was presented to a bodybuilder in Bangladesh last month for placing second in the tournament. He kicked the blender out of frustration at the outcome and received a lifetime ban as a result.
Kennedy maintained his composure and made a courteous speech after receiving the Player of the football Match award.