Malawian Player Presented With Chicken For Man Of The Match Performance
Nyasa Big Bullets striker Hassan Kajoke was gifted a live chicken after his Man of the Match performance against Karonga United at the weekend.
Hajoke, who scored a brace in the 5-0 thrashing, looked in a state of confusion as the fan handed him the animal from a cardboard box inscribed 'Kajoke BB'.
The fan also painted red stripes on the chicken to signify the traditional colors of the Super League side.
Hassan Kajoke gets a full-grown chicken for being the Man of the Match in a Malawi derby; in a match between Nyasa Big Bullets FC and Karonga United! :heart_eyes:@Sports_Doctor1 pic.twitter.com/SjvpLHXE5A- Dudu By Nature (@ichie_etegbuo) July 22, 2019
It was a token of appreciation from the supporter, according to Malawi24.
"You just got to love a Bullets supporter." the club said on their official Facebook account.
"Striker Hassan Kajoke receiving a chicken from a fan at Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday after bagging two goals in our 5-0 win over Karonga United."
This isn't the only example of bizarre Man of the Match awards going viral.
In South Africa, a Mamelodi Sundowns forward received 5GB of mobile data for his performance.
While in Zimbabwe, crates of beer have been handed to MOTM winners.
Man of the match awards in various African countries:- BSN (@BallStreet) January 8, 2018
South Africa - 5GB of data
Zimbabwe - Crate of beer
Ghana - Pair of sandals
Botswana - Bucket of groceries
What would you want most? pic.twitter.com/ZsJRI2WUWK
Best Man of the Match award I've seen. 5GB of data.- Lee Wickham (@LdoubleE_87) January 6, 2018
Love South African footy man :joy: pic.twitter.com/kN2wGFMu34
In terms of Man of the Match awards, Lionel Messi is the undisputed king.
He has won an incredible 225 MOTM trophies since the 2010/11 season, which is 100 more than second place Cristiano Ronaldo.
The fact that there's only two players to have compiled more than a hundred awards since the 2010/11 campaign is testament to his genius.