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UEFA Champions League Final How a Ghanaian lost GHS10,000 in 90 minutes

A Ghanaian lost GHS10,000 in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final and here's why.

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play Bet slip of Patricia Nyarko who bet GHS10,000 for a Real Madrid win

Football and betting has come to stay. But one of the most important rules of football betting is, NEVER BET with money you are not comfortable to lose.

No matter how you want to take this, 10 000 Ghana cedis in the current economic situation is not a comfortable amount to lose in Ghana. Not to talk about the 90 plus three minutes and a few seconds it took to lose it.

A Real Madrid fan who goes by the name Patricia Nyarko [according to the betting slip from Supabets although she could just be the vendor who placed the bet for someone] staked GHS10 000 for the 2016 UEFA Champions League final game against Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid set in Milan.

With the odds for the bet set at 2.48, the person who placed the bet had the chance of winning a whooping GHS24,800 making GHS14,800 profit out of the final.

But things did not go as planned as an equalizer from Ferreira-Carrasco for Atletico Madrid cancelled Real Madrid’s first half lead from Sergio Ramos.

Football betting is for the duration of regular time without extra time meaning the person who placed the bet just lost GHS10,000 after going for a Real Madrid win. Technically in betting, the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Here are a few other things the person who placed the bet could have done with GHS10,000:

Watch the 2016 UEFA Champions League final in Milan, Italy.

With the economy price for a one way flight from Accra to Milan going for as low as $550 [GHS2,120] according to pricing by British Airways, the better could have booked a return trip [GHS4,240 total] for the final game in Milan and still have GHS5,760 for ticket, hotel and food.

An actual UEFA Champions League final experience in Milan.

Buy a 55’’ Curved 4K UHD TV and watch the game in style.

The owner of the betting slip could have bought the Samsung 55’’ Class KU7500 7-Series Curved 4K UHD TV [2016 Model] is priced at $2000 [GHS7,700] and still would have had GHS2,300 to invite friends over for a mini party in watching the game in style. Real Madrid winning their eleventh title in the competition would have made it a fun party.

Pay the full bouquet of DSTV and watch their Real Madrid team play for the next 33 months.

Yes! 33 months!!!

Buy two latest MacBooks.

With the latest version of Apple’s MacBook priced at $1299[GHS500], the owner of the betting slip could have bought two brand new ones of Apple’s product. The swag alone ... mmm!

Log on to tisu.com.gh and buy GHS10,000 worth of products.

With the best discounts available on Tisu, the person who placed the GHS10,000 bet would have been wowed.

The list can go on and on. Just add yours

Oh wait! And there was one 'killer sub' tweet from an investment bank in Ghana. Just brilliant!

Ghana Twitter had more

This one was sympathetic ... my heart

Peer Pressure had a business idea for the person who placed the bet

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