A Tanzanian football fan reportedly lost his wife in a bet over that country’s biggest derby between Dar es Salaam giants Simba SC and Young Africans SC.
The incredible bet was revealed on social media this week by the BBC’s Osasu Obayiuwana. The clash between the two teams is the equivalent of a Accra Hearts of Oak versus Kumasi Asante Kotoko clash in Ghana.
Simba lost the match played last weekend by 2-1 which meant the Young Africans fan was due a second wife after winning the insane bet.
The rival fans formalised their bet in the form a contract written in Swahili, promising that whoever lost the match would give their wife to the winner.
When reporting on the crazy bet on the BBC World Football podcast, Obayiuwana claimed that when it came to handing over his wife, the Yanga fan managed to work out a monetary compensation instead of actual losing his wife
Yet, it was also confirmed that many fans have lost their wives in previous bets on the derby through the years.