Liberty defender scored against Kotoko for fear of losing tilapia bet!
When Alfred Nelson lashed in the final goal that buried Kotoko on Sunday, fans were bemused by his…fishy reaction.Those who watched the game at the Carl Reindorf Park felt the player was simply thrilled about scoring against the mighty Porcupine Warriors. It wasn’t the sole reason.“My senior brother had called me before the game,” the defender told Joy Sports after the game. “He told me that if I scored, he was going to surprise me. But then if I don’t score, then I had to send him to our favorite tilapia joint!”And there was another pearl.”[If I didn’t score, then] I had to make the tilapia order and do everything,” Nelson said The player is Liberty Professionals’ Alfred Nelson (above, left) and according to him, a mutual love of tilapia with his brother leads to these spicy bets now and again.”I knew I was going to score because it was a challenge and anytime I do that with him, I always score. So when I was playing, I knew I was owing at the back of my mind and I needed to pay!”It’s been a tough few weeks for the youngster, who was part of Ghana’s local Black Stars team that performed poorly at the recent COSAFA Cup tournament in South Africa. The bet, and the subsequent goal, were just the hook he needed.”I was not surprised because I was desperate and hungry for a goal and it happened. So it was a good thing,” he said. It is however not clear if Liberty Professionals will be making more tilapia available to the player to get more goals out of him. That will get his seal of approval, for sure.–Follow on Twitter: Kweku @nana_odum & Gary @garyalsmith