A Nigerian Chelsea fan recently won Sport betting after setting aside sentiment to stake Barcelona to beat Chelsea in the second-leg of the Champions League quarterfinal in which Barca won by 3-0.
The Lagos-based Chelsea fan who spoke to Sport Intelligence on grounds of anonymity confirmed the winning despite his side losing in a heavy defeat that saw Chelsea end their ambition for a second Champions League title.
The 35-year-old Chelsea fan who staked for 11 games with Barca as straight win said it was a wise decision staking against his club even though he felt he betrayed his club’s loyalty.
The Chelsea fan told Sport Intelligence that:” Winning money in Sport bet is what is important, it does not matter if my club won or lost after all the players who play on the pitch get paid to do so, so why should there be sentiment in staking my money ”
He also revealed to Sport Intelligence that though he first staked for Chelsea to win in his first ticket with 10 other games, but he thought otherwise that Chelsea are not in good form and at such had to stake a second ticket, supporting Barca to win.
The sum of N500 was staked by the Chelsea fan on 29.07 points which brought a potential winning of N18,165.72 which is inclusive of bonus. Staking N5000, would have given the young man a cash sum of about N200,000.