DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that a lightning killed an entire football team? This catastrophe occurred in the eastern province of Kasai in Congo during a match between the villages of Bena Tshadi and Basangana in October 1998. All 11 members of the Bena Tshadi team aged between 20 and 35 years old died after being struck by lightning. Around 30 other people at the match said to have sustained burns as well, but none of the Basangana players received any significant injuries. The two teams were tied 1-1 when the lightning struck. Fans then hurled accusations of witchcraft to the home team (Basangana) after their members were all left completely untouched. The local people believe that the entire team was cursed. Scientists, yet, proposed a more likely explanation. The survivors were wearing boots with thicker rubber soles and so had better insulation than the rest of the other teams.
The tragedy took place days after a lightning also struck a South African game between Moroka Swallows and Jomo Cosmos, which left seven players and the referee spread-eagled on one pitch. The Cosmos coach, questioned whether some of the players had been playacting to force game abandonment since the Swallows were two goals down in the closing minutes of the game. This wasn't the only time a player or a team has been caught faking an injury to stop the game from pushing through. There are times that a team doesn’t play up to its greatest potential. That is why prediction sites also determine how important a game is, especially a critical one, to a team aside from their overall record. Almost all the best football prediction sites would tell you to bet on the more motivated team. It’s a widely accepted fact that most football bettors lose. But there are some things to learn that could help you master the art of betting if you want to have big winnings. Half Time and Full Time betting are the most well-known betting in the football scene. You can start by checking different football prediction sites to do your research.
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