After all, the chances of Liverpool winning against Barcelona in Tuesday night’s Champion’s League game was next to impossible given that the Spanish side was coming into the game with a 3-0 lead against Liverpool from their first leg.
“In as much as I’m not a Barca fan, but tonight Braca [sic] will beat Liverpool. On a one million naira bet with @mrchidozie,” the singer posted confidently on Twitter before the game.
However, it was to be one of those nights as Liverpool stunned Barcelona with a 4-0 win, in what is being described as one of the greatest comebacks in Champion’s League history.
Kcee had no choice but to cough up the cash to the happy fan, who couldn’t hide his excitement at winning what is a significant amount in a country where the minimum wage is around 30,000 naira ( $100) a month.
“Thank you @LFC, bag secured. @iam_kcee thank you my oga were sabi pay. Tomorrow is another day,” he tweeted.
Another clear winner of the game was Liverpool striker Divock Origi. The striker, who plays for the Belgian national team, scored the opening and winning goals during Tuesday’s game.
He was hailed by fans, particularly in Kenya, where his family has a strong football pedigree.
While his uncle Austin Oduor captained the Kenyan national team, and Divock’s cousin, Arnold Origi has been described as one of Kenya’s most successful goalkeepers.