Life n Choices 9 – Isaacola AA

Episode 8 here
http://wp.me/p333v9-dw

Thanks to @TomisinAjiboye for opening his heart to us in the last two episodes, we are grateful boss.

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David Olatunbosun Alaba is a young player, born 24th June 1992 in Wien
Austria. Born to a Nigerian father and a Filipino mother. He is currently plying his trade at Bayern Munich, current UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AND GERMAN BUNDESLIGA TITLE HOLDER. As a matter of fact, he is part of the treble winning all conquering Bayern team.

According to reports gleaned, he wanted to play for the Nigerian under 17 team that won the tournament in Korea, but because of “logistics and inability of the FA to contact him”, he didn’t take part.

He ended up playing for Austria as the youngest player ever to represent her at the senior level being just 17years.

Why all these stories? The main issue is that the singular act of choosing to play for Austria (a European nation) will deprive him of being at the world cup next year in Brazil.

When you and I are making decisions, do we look at the pros and the cons and the long term effect of our decisions (actions and inaction)? Most times, the things that happen in our lives are always interwoven and form a chain reaction that spiral into other aspects.

Alaba, UCL and Bundesliga champion  also a German cup winner will be watching next year’s world cup on television because of his decision to opt for Austria.

Take careful thought when making your decisions, it is better to be late than sorry.

Special thanks to @edkhineT for pointing my attention to this fact.

PS
This may be the last episode of “Life n Choices” for 2013. Thanks to all our writers and readers.

Isaacola AA
@newnaija

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12 Replies to “Life n Choices 9 – Isaacola AA”

  1. while the point is duly noted I must say that the analogy does not quite drive home the point. It makes not going to the world cup seem like such a terrible thing for an otherwise highly decorated sportsman. This is more so when the events leading to his choice of Austria were due to no fault of his. coupled with the fact that it is not absolutely certain that the Nigerian coach would have picked him. a better analogy would do more justice to the point.

    Stay blessed.

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  2. while the point is duly noted I must say that
    the analogy does not quite drive home the
    point. It makes not going to the world cup
    seem like such a terrible thing for an
    otherwise highly decorated sportsman. This is
    more so when the events leading to his
    choice of Austria were due to no fault of his.
    coupled with the fact that it is not absolutely
    certain that the Nigerian coach would have
    picked him. a better analogy would do more
    justice to the point.
    Stay blessed.

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    1. Thank boss, I quite agree with your perspective but also another side is that all football player regardless of the laurels won in different leagues and different championship still dreams of playing in the world cup. It was this side view I took sir.

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  3. Properly and succinctly stated as usual! Decision determines destiny even in the seemingly inconsequential things. Human beings are usually too much in a hurry. Most times, we would fare better if we go slower and consult the The Shepherd of our souls oftener. Thanks bro…

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  4. Nice piece Sir, our past decision sure does determine our Present state. And we should learn to think of the long run effect of our choices so as not regret later. Bless u. Nice point.

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  5. Truly,this series has made an impact on me and I’ve learnt a whole lot,though sad this will be the last episode. David may not play for the world cup due to his choice to play for Austria but I think what I would ask is why did he make that choice when he could have opted for better countries to play for(coming from a world class background in football)

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