Tottenham’s loss in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday to Man City certainly upset the club’s fans in North London.
Spurs have not won a major trophy since the League Cup in 2008, so fans were understandably peeved that they didn’t put up much of a fight against City.
Back here in Ghana, one person was taking the loss just as hard; and not just anyone either.
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, is known to be a huge Spurs fan. Footage of Nana Addo celebrating the North London club reaching their first Champions League final went viral in 2019.
Nana Addo celebrates Spurs qualifying for the Champions League final
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo, a @SpursOfficial fan, celebrates their win. Congrats @boakyeNBY the second spurs fan I know in Ghana😀
Video Credit: Ray Charles Marfo (Facebook) pic.twitter.com/5HfKsTA4CP
— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) May 8, 2019
It appears the Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia, shares a similar passion for the Lilywhites.
Following the defeat on Sunday, Dr Bawumia’s account tweeted that his day had been going well until the final whistle.
“I was having a good Sunday until Tottenham Hotspurs lost the final,” the tweet said.
The Vice President couldn’t resist having a go at Spurs’ biggest rivals, Arsenal, pointing out that the Gunners were missing from the final.
“Before any wisecracks from Arsenal fans, they should note that they did not get to the final!.”
I was having a good Sunday until Tottenham hotspurs lost the final. Before any wisecracks from Arsenal fans, they should note that they did not get to the final! Go Spurs!#Spurs
— Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia (@MBawumia) April 25, 2021
Of course, Arsenal fans weren’t having any of it, responding in equal measure.
Tottenham is a small club
— Susaeta (@Sualisu1) April 25, 2021
President n vice all dey support banter fc😭.. We have a long way to go as a country
— okai Edmund (@eddie_lexy) April 25, 2021
Today de3 silent mood at the presidency ,Nana no go chop today awwww 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Quadjo Brobbey Jnr. (@Bigboygh_) April 25, 2021
Tottenham can never be better than Arsenal.
Bleeding at the Jubilee House, President & Vice all supporting all Spurs.
How happy i am to be an Arsenal fan today
— SILVA #YDFM🇬🇭🥁 (@brasilvaGH) April 25, 2021
So you den the Prez be spurs fans😂😂😂😂
E b like you people dey carry pains rule the country every single day ooo 😂
Change your team boss
— Dzideƒo (@KuzagbeCourage) April 25, 2021
Aymeric Laporte scored the only goal of the game in the 82nd minute as City won their fourth League Cup trophy in a row.
Spurs were led by Ryan Mason, who was taking charge of his second game as head coach after Jose Mourinho was sacked last week.