Stay at home, observe social distancing protocols, wash your hands and use hand sanitizer have been the order of the day since the coronavirus went beyond the borders of China to assume pandemic status.
The situation isn’t any different in Ghana. The country is on somewhat a partial lockdown as humans are not allowed to move in and out.
A significant size of the population particularly those in the cities are also at home, obeying the president’s directive.
But as you are at home, its negative and fake news all over.
From traditional media to new media its all coronavirus and its deadly sweeping impact on the world.
WhatsApp group which hitherto focused on other things are all talking about coronavirus.
The site of Nana Akufo-Addo and his Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah strikes fear into your heart as you assume they are coming to announce new cases.
In Europe too, you favourite club Arsenal, Madrid, Chelsea and their likes are also running away from coronavirus. The leagues have indefinitely been suspended.
Edey bore chaley but it’s all not doom and gloom.
As a sports fan, below are five things you can do while in self isolation to get away from coronavirus.
PS2, 3 or rich enough to have bought the new PS4 before the world went on its feet, it’s time to make use of it, chaley.
Drop that phone and create a tournament. Play some games at least an hour or two will take your mind away from the chaos.
Don’t pick Arsenal, you’ll be disappointed. Madrid, Liverpool, Barcelona with average ratings of 85, you are guaranteed victories.
Watch sports classics on YouTube
If you have enough data to spare, this is the time to make use of it. There world cup classics like Ghana versus Uruguay in 2010, UEFA Champions League classics like when Michael Essien’s Chelsea won it against Bayern Munich and AFCON too. In the Ghana Premier League too, there are so many matches you can view. There are loads of matches that for at least two hours take your mind off the chaos.
Ghana’s 2009 World Cup triumph is another classic you can watch.
It’s time to revisit Usain Bolt’s recording-breaking performance at the 2012 Olympic Games. Federer, Novak and Nadal have great content on YouTube.
Tiger Woods’ heart-tugging comeback is available too, it will cheer you up and give you reason to remain optimistic.
You see that Ronaldo versus Messi debate, you lost sometime ago, yeah now is time to raise it again.
Surf the net and arm yourself with new information and bring it on again. You may win it now that you have enough time on your hands.
Is Van Dijk the best defender in Premier League history? Take on that Liverpool fan who is making that point, if you are a Kopite then do well to rubbish the achievements of Vidic, Terry, Adams and the others.
There are more than hundred football-related topics to banter about.
Watch channels dedicated sports channels
Locally, there are a few channels which are sports exclusive. You may want to spend some of your minutes and hours to catch a few.
Since there is no football, tennis or athletics, you will most likely get insightful documentaries about Azumah Nelson, Asamoah Gyan, Black Stars history, Pele.
If you have a pay-tv channel, then you have options. DSTV and StarTimes are still replaying some matches.
The titans, bend it like Beckham, Mom You are the Real MVP, Birth of a legend, an endless list of captivating sports movies you can.
They are entertaining, informative and of course sends your mind and focus away from coronavirus.