Nigeria wins Twitter war against West African rivals Ghana

Nigeria wins Twitter war against West African rivals Ghana

What started out as an innocuous tweet by the official handle of the League Management Company, organisers of the Nigeria Professional Football League (LMCNPFL) sparked a very entertaining banter exchange between it and the live portal of its Ghanaian counterpart (GHPLLive).

The Nigerian handle tweeted an information about Monday night’s WAFU Cup of Nations Group A clash between the host nation Ghana and the Super Eagles B.

Despite it being a general tweet without tags to any other handle, the Ghanaian handle quoted @LMCNPFL’s tweet in response, adding a boastful tweet: “You are surely going down tonight” while including the competition’s hashtags.

Not to be undone, the Nigerians responded with a brotherly warning to their friends: “Don’t count your stars before they twinkle. #WAFU2017”

The Ghanaian handler, so sure of his team further affirmed his belief in the team’s ability to beat Nigeria. “Our stars will shine above the Eagle.” the tweet read.

The Nigerian handle surely wanted the last bite and underlined Nigeria’s ability in its response.

All these happened over an hour before Monday night’s game.

In the end, the Super Eagles ran out 2-0 winners over the Black Stars at the Cape Coast Stadium. Both Twitter handles expectedly revisited the matter after the match.

“It was nice dealing with your stars tonight”, the Nigerian handler tweeted while mentioning the Ghanaian handle.

In a glaring acceptance of Nigeria’s superiority, the Ghanaian handler replied while promising a better outing should both teams meet again in the competition.

How did we arrive at the winner? Since it was a social media battle and not on the pitch, the score line though was a factor mattered lesser than the activity on Twitter.
Hence, Nigeria’s @LMCNPFL emerged winner because its tweets in each conversation recorded higher number of retweets than its Ghanaian counterparts @GHPLLive.

Better luck next time Ghanaians.

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