There’s a photo trending on social media which sees a Malawian footballer receiving a white cock as an award for being man of the match.
In the photo, one can see the Number 9 wearer accepting the fowl which was brought on the field in a special box.
The picture was first shared by Nana Aba Anamoah and it has since gone viral on the streets of social media.
Man of the Match
In football, the “man of the match” award typically goes to a player on the winning side. Players who score a hat-trick, or goalkeepers who keep a clean sheet under pressure often get the award. Hat-trick scorers usually receive the match ball whether or not they are officially named man of the match.
The man of the match is often chosen by a television commentator or a sponsor. However, not all competitions have an official man of the match award, so sometimes accolades are given by websites or newspapers instead. In the Premier League, for example, a player receives a small black and gold trophy for their man of the match performance.