Liverpool Shine, Bayern Held

Matchday 2 of the Champions League round of 16 matches saw Liverpool, Inter, Bayern and Salzburg lock horns. Champions League nights are the best. Tuesday night had seen PSG, Real Madrid, Man City and Sporting battle. Or at least try, as Sporting were swept away. Matchday 2 brought more excitement. Liverpool shine, Bayern held. And we loved it.

Salzburg vs Bayern

We didn’t expect this result. Bayern, six time winners were held to a 1-1 draw with Salzburg on the night. We are used to seeing Bayern run roughshod over lesser teams in the competition. Even elite teams are usually not spared. Such is their efficiency. That deserted them on the night however.

Substitute Chukwubuike Adamu put the Austrian underdogs ahead after 21 minutes and it looked for a while like Bayern would see their record unbeaten away run in the competition end at 21 games. Bayern were shocked. They tried to restore parity but, in all honesty, Salzburg looked like the more dangerous side, coming close to adding another. Subsequently, Bayern got their equaliser. Kingsley Coman, their brightest player on the night, latched onto Thomas Muller’s flick on to drill home at the far post and score a last minute equaliser. This sets the tone for the second leg nicely now. Subsequently, will we see an upset, or will Bayern come back strongly? Tuesday March 8 is the date.

Inter vs Liverpool

Liverpool defeated Inter Milan at the San Siro to go one step closer to progressing to the quarter final. Firstly, we all expected it to be honest. Consequently, Inter’s display was noteworthy however. Initially, the game started evenly, with both sides applying pressure high up the pitch. Inter almost took the lead through Hakan Calhanoglu, but his thumping strike from close-range struck the bar after 16 minutes. Inter looked dangerous.

Subsequently, the home side began the second half on the front foot but couldn’t take advantage of their dominance. Eventually, they were made to rue this. Liverpool took the lead against the run of play 15 minutes from time. Andy Robertson’s corner was met by the head of substitute Roberto Firmino, who glanced the ball in with a well-timed header. That goal proved to be the turning point, as Liverpool doubled their lead eight minutes later, Mohamed Salah’s deflected shot found the back of the net. Jurgen Klopp’s side will now go into the second leg at Anfield in a fortnight confident of progressing.

So Liverpool shine and Bayern are held. The Champions League continues next week, with Chelsea, Juventus, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid yet to play.. This is where we come in. Make your Cable TV paymentspay electricity billsbuy airtime and data easily with VTpass so you don’t miss out on any of the beautiful action.

Champions League: Man City, Sporting, PSG and Madrid In Action

The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 ties went underway yesterday as Man City went head to head with Sporting, and PSG welcomed Real Madrid to Paris. What a night! The Champions League is back after a 3-month break. And it was like it never left.

Man City vs Sporting

When the round of 16 draws were made, I said City couldn’t have asked for an easier tie. I was proven right yesterday. City, in blistering form right now, went 4-0 up in the first half. Sporting, the home side, were outmatched and outclassed in every department. Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring in the 7th minute. VAR awarding the goal after a review. Bernardo Silva scored either side of a Phil Foden strike. By the time Raheem Sterling scored in the 58th minute, the entire tie was done and dusted. City sent a message to the rest of Europe. This was no beating, it was a destruction. It was clear. It was loud. They are coming. And they are taking no prisoners.

PSG vs Real Madrid

It was the Mbappe show. Paired against Real Madrid, after being initially paired against United, this tie was written in the stars. So many sub texts. Firstly, Angel Di Maria was facing Madrid again. Secondly, Real’s former captain, Sergio Ramos was coming home. Though sadly, he missed out to injury. Thirdly, Messi was facing Madrid. And though it was the first he wasn’t in Barcelona colours against them, the plot was written for him to be their nemesis once again. Lastly, Mbappe, possibly transferring to Madrid, had an opportunity to give them a first-hand experience of what he brought to the table. While all the other subtexts underwhelmed, with Messi even missing a second half penalty won by Mbappe, it was the young star who shone the brightest. And so it was that his brilliant, solo 94th minute goal finally settled the first leg tie. PSG 1, Madrid 0.

Ronaldo Ends Goal Drought

United took on Brighton on Tuesday night. No, it wasn’t a Champion’s League match. The match had been rescheduled from December following a Covid19 outbreak in the United camp. United are a side in distress, even with Ralf Rangnick covering till end of season. By the end of the first half, they didn’t seem like doing better than the draws they had gotten from their last 3 games. Until Ronaldo did his thing in the second half. Skipping past 3 Brighton players, he pummelled home from the edge of the area to score his first goal of 2022. His compatriot, Bruno Fernandes made it 2 seconds to the end of the match. And with that, United go into the Top four again, although they will face stiff opposition from clubs like Arsenal who have 3 games in hand.

The Champions League continues. and to get in on all the action, just make your Cable TV paymentspay electricity billsbuy airtime and data easily with VTpass. It’s as easy as click, pay and go to experience a world of endless entertainment.

9 Valentine’s Day Ideas For You

Another valentine’s day is just around the corner and two groups of people need ideas. It comes with the pressure of matching your partner’s expectations for the day, for those in love. Yes. Love should be celebrated every day. But Valentine brings an opportunity to show love to that special someone.

Those searching for love on the other hand feel the pressure most in this period. And because social media is usually awash with couple content, it can be a rough period. Here are valentine’s day ideas you can try. No matter what group you fall into, there’s definitely something for you.

Unique Valentine’s Day Ideas

1. Don’t just say “it’s the thought that matters.”

That’s true, the thought does matter. But, if you are in a relationship, this is the one day not to fail to make that special someone feel special. You might not be “gaga” about valentine, but then, it’s not about you, is it?

2. Get Gifts!

Goes without saying if you have a bae/boo. But even if you don’t have a boo, there’s no law that says you can’t get yourself something. Make yourself feel special. After all, love is what we’re celebrating yes?

3. You’ll Never Go Wrong With a Massage

Massages have a way of making people feel special. That extra devotion to kneading pressure and pain points in the body. It’s like a special treat for the body. Get that special someone to a massage spa, and if you’re low on funds, a few YouTube tutorials and the right oils are all you need.

4. Road Trip!

Firstly, a road trip can be quite an interesting and fun thing to do if your partner fancies such. Secondly, it helps you escape reality for a while. Until you’re stuck in the traffic of your Lagos road trip for 8 hours.

5. Do something daring

Who said you have to be single this Val? Got a crush you’ve always wanted to ask out on a date? Now might be the right time to try your lines! Consequently, you have nothing to lose, really.

6. Write each other love notes

Gifts come and go, but words stay forever…even if you have chicken handwriting. Put pen to paper and let the inner poet come out. You can also take pointers from the internet. You can send an email, text messages, record a video. Just get those words across.

7. Take a walk down memory lane

Firstly, you can talk about past experiences, share a good laugh together, and see how much you’ve both grown. Consequently, you can also trade stories and get more in tune with your partner.

8. Propose!

Firstly, if you guys are at that stage, what’s stopping you? Similarly, your partner will never forget a Valentine’s Day proposal for the rest of their lives. Just be sure he/she wants to spend the rest of their life with you also, make we no go watch your video for instablog.

9. Date Night!

Dress up and go out, or stay home, light the candles, some petals scattered, and do a romantic home dinner. Romance is the order of the day and it does have its own rewards if you’re married. you gerrit? If you don’t gerrit…just know that most November borns are products of…🌚. Exactly.

Valentine is going to be a great day, especially with uninterrupted services.

That is where VTpass comes into play. No need to run helter-skelter trying to pay bills to light up the special day. Simply log on to www.vtpass.com to buy airtime/data, subscribe GOtvDStv, or Startimes, or pay electricity bills . . . it’s as easy as Login, Select, and Pay!

Happy Valentine. Enjoy!

Senegal Crowned African Champions

Senegal have been crowned African Champions. After one month of enthralling football. What an amazing night it was. Senegal beat Egypt to win what has been a thrilling tournament and be crowned African Champions in Cameroon. Four weeks of competition down, the final saw the continent’s two best players in Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah compete for a first international honour, with both star forwards having played integral roles in their respective nation’s run to the final.

Firstly, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah proved their worth as Africa’s two best forwards. Secondly, it was impressive for Egypt to make it to the final. This team was beaten in their opening group match. This feat is amazing. On the other hand, Nigeria were group leaders but tumbled out immediately after winning the group. Egypt went on to book a final with Senegal. And they set the stage for the battle of the Liverpool forwards.

How it happened

It was always going to be about them. Written in the stars. They knew it. Their countries knew it. The entire African continent knew it. The rivalry between Liverpool’s duo dominated the build-up to the final, and came to the fore within six minutes.

Firstly, Senegal got a penalty. Consequently, two minutes elapsed during which Mo Salah briefed his goalie where Mane would most likely dispatch. Most importantly, it worked. As a result, Mane blasted directly at the keeper. In other words, Egypt’s game plan would have been ripped up had Mané scored.

However, over the course of 120 minutes, no one could find the breakthrough. Not Egypt, with their rugged and brave defending. Likewise Senegal, adventurous but without imagination.

Egypt had been the penalty masters defeating Ivory Coast and Cameroon earlier in the tournament. However, their luck ran out when it mattered. First Abdelmoneim struck the post, and although Senegal’s Bouna Sarr shot was also saved, Mendy facilitated Mané’s shot at redemption. This time the Liverpool man took no chances, striking low and fiercely to Abdelmoneom’s right to spark joyous scenes in the stadium and his home country.

Egypt’s Mo Salah was left in tears. He had teed himself up for the 5th penalty, which he never got to take. The penalty shootout had already been over by then. Game over. The victory was no more than Senegal deserved after dominating for long periods only to be denied repeatedly by Egypt goalkeeper Gabaski (Man of the match) as the game finished goalless after 120 gruelling minutes. Mane’s winning kick sparked jubilant scenes for Senegal and deep disappointment for Egypt.

What’s Next?

AFCON is over, but you can still keep up with other amazing content on your TV. Just make your Cable TV paymentspay electricity billsbuy airtime and data easily with VTpass. It’s as easy as click, pay and go to experience a world of endless entertainment.

5 Easy Ways To Pay GOtv Bills

Today, I’ll be walking you through easy ways to pay your GOtv bills. Truth be told, having to pay bills is stressful enough. So much so that I believe the actual process of making payment should be easy. You agree right? Exactly! That’s why I have collated 5 easy ways you can use to pay your GOtv bills.

Firstly, let’s talk about the platform. VTpass comes highly recommended. Why? VTpass is an online bills payment service that brings with it years of credibility. Firstly, your payments are processed at superfast speed. Secondly, you get value instantly. Thirdly, they have tools built into the system to help you resolve issue yourself immediately. Similarly, they have an effective support unit should you need additional help or guidance.

I have listed 5 easy ways you can use to pay GOtv bills using VTpass below so you can choose whichever option you are most comfortable with. Irrespective of the method you choose, you will need to first log on to www.vtpass.com/gotv and input your IUC number. Our system will intelligently fetch the details of the decoder and display it to you.

Subsequently, you will either select “Renew current bouquet” if you wish to stay on your current bouquet or “Change Bouquet” if you desire to upgrade or downgrade to another bouquet of your choice, after which you fill other required fields and then proceed to payment. At this point, you can:

Options To Make Easy Payment

  1. Pay Via USSD – If you are a *something# kind of person, this is right up your sleeve. Simply click on “pay with bank transfer” and select the USSD option. Choose your bank and make the transfer by dialling the unique USSD code generated on your screen. All done!
  2. Pay Via Debit Card – Select the “pay with card” option. Provide your card details and complete your payment and you’re all set!
  3. Pay Using Bank Transfer – Click on “pay with bank transfer”. Subsequently, account details for the transfer to be made will be displayed on your screen. You can now make the transfer to complete your payment.
  4. Pay Using VTpass Wallet – The VTpass wallet is a virtual store you can keep your funds in to make payments with. It functions like a virtual personal bank account. Once you fund your wallet, you can easily make payments on VTpass. When you are asked to select payment method, simply tap on “pay with vtpass wallet” to complete your payment.
  5. Pay Via QR Code – Proceed to payment and click on “pay with bank transfer.” Click on “Visa QR” and a unique QR code will be generated for you to scan. Next, open your mobile banking app, click on Visa QR Payments and scan the merchant QR code. Enter amount if prompted and complete payment.

In conclusion, irrespective of the payment option you choose, your payment will be processed instantaneously and you get your GOtv reconnected immediately. Now that’s payment convenience!

How To Prevent A Broken Heart

It’s February, the month of Love, so it’s the right time for you to learn how to prevent yourself from getting a broken heart. Yeah. And no, I am no doomsayer. As Valentine’s Day draws nearer, the awareness for love grows stronger. There’s a desire to love and be loved that comes with February. Why? I don’t know. Because of that, the heart is generally more vulnerable, and susceptible

If only there was a way to protect oneself from getting one’s heart broken right? Well, to prevent getting your heart broken by love, I really can’t say. But I can help you avoid feeling a different kind of pain in your heart.

That pain is the pain of having to bear the numerous expenses that come with vehicle accidents and cost of repairing not just your vehicle, but sometimes that of the others involved also. That pain, I understand, and I can help you avoid feeling it.

That kind of pain can be terrible, especially when you could have avoided having to shoulder such massive expenses. I know you don’t plan on being involved in an auto accident, but, the reality is, no one does. What you can do however is indemnify yourself from any expenses arising should such a situation ever occur.

It all starts when you protect yourself from ever having to feel that type of pain by simply purchasing/renewing your third party auto insurance on www.vtpass.com today.

You can also trust VTpass to help you with superfast bill payments like airtime and data, quality insurance covers and education paymentsElectricity bills and cable TV subscriptions are also available at the click of a button and you get value instantaneously!

Scan QR Code For GOtv Payment

Have you ever had to just scan a QR code to make your GOtv payment? No? Then you are really missing out. I’ll be honest, it does feel really cool. Just scan QR code and your GOtv payment is done. Just like that. Asides from that, it is also really fast and stress-free.

You need not go through the stress of following USSD prompts to make payment. And if you are looking to avoid stress when paying for bills that already stress you, then this is what you have been looking for.

VTpass has a number of methods through which you can pay your bills using the platform. You can pay for GOtv by doing a Bank transfer, paying via USSD, using the VTpass wallet or debit card. Today however, we will be walking you through how to pay for GOtv using a QR option.

How to use it

  1. Firstly, log on to www.vtpass.com.
  2. Secondly, navigate to “pay tv subscriptionand select GOtv.
  3. Thirdly, input GOTV iuc number and confirm the details on the decoder displayed.
  4. Select “renew” if you’d like to stay on current bouquet or “change bouquet” if you’d like to switch to a higher or lower bouquet.
  5. Proceed to payment and click on “pay with bank transfer”
  6. Click on “Visa QR” and a unique QR code will be generated for you to scan.
  7. Next, open your mobile banking app, click on Visa QR Payments and scan the merchant QR code.
  8. Enter amount if prompted and complete payment.

Your payment reflects immediately and your decoder is activated. Now that’s the definition of stress-less payment. With VTpass, you can also buy airtime and data, pay TV subscriptions and electricity bills, buy insurance covers and pay education bills, Visit www.vtpass.com now.

Subscribe Startimes Using USSD

Today, we will be learning how to subscribe startimes using a few USSD prompts. Sweet right? Yes. Let’s get right to it. Startimes is a popular pay TV which deploys a Digital Terrestial Television (DTT) Broadcast Technology. It basically caught the eye of many Nigerians because it doesn’t need an installation dish to work.

Startimes also brings with it trendy TV programs, movies and amazing sports content for viewers, with competitive and unique subscription packages. So if you want to learn how to subscribe for Startimes easily using USSD without stress, you are in the right place.

Just so you know, you can also pay using a VTpass wallet, direct Bank Transfer, paying by QR, or using your debit card. However, we will walk you through paying using the USSD feature on VTpass.

How To

To use the USSD feature on VTpass, just follow the steps below:

  1. Firstly, log on to www.vtpass.com/startimes
  2. Next, input your IUC number.
  3. Select desired bouquet and fill in other required fields. Proceed to payment.
  4. Click on “pay with bank transfer” and select the USSD option to pay with USSD.
  5. Subsequently, choose your bank and make the transfer by dialling the unique USSD code generated on your screen.

When you complete your payment, click on the “I’ve completed the payment” button and our system will auto-confirm your payment. That’s all. You immediately begin to enjoy the best of entertainment that the Startimes universe has to offer!

That’s not all. Similarly, VTpass also gives you the ability to buy airtime and data, pay other TV subscriptions and electricity bills, buy insurance covers and pay education bills, all while offering you a variety of payment options and superfast delivery of value! Visit www.vtpass.com now.

Super Eagles Crash Against Tunisia

On Sunday, the hopes of a nation were dashed against the rocks as the Super Eagles crashed out of the AFCON against Tunisia. Wow! We sincerely didn’t see that coming. And this was supposed to be the dream team. Nigerians were just beginning to hope. I honestly was already looking forward to the semi finals. Sadly, that was not to be the case.

We were still basking in the euphoria of taking 9 points out of a possible 9 in the group, stages. What more? We got to troll Ghana as they exited the Nations Cup. Then, came the news that Nigeria was to play Ghana in the World Cup qualifier playoffs. We were already making mouth as to how we would destroy the pride of our Ghanaian brothers.

Sunday came. On the other hand, paired against Tunisia, one of the best losers who managed to qualify with a mere 3 points, this was supposed to be a walkover of a game. In addition, the Tunisian team were covid-hit and had limited players available. However, for a side that won all three of their group games and even rested the majority of their stars for their previous match, tournament favourites Nigeria looked out of ideas in the face of some heroic defending.

Subsequently, things went from bad to worse, as substitute Alex Iwobi was shown the red card. Umar Sadiq had the best chance to add to the cup’s growing repertoire of late drama, only to see his shot roll across the face of the goal and wide of the far-post. In conclusion, it wasn’t the night for the Super Eagles, who had their wings clipped against Tunisia

What’s Next?

So, it is what feels like an early exit. Back to the drawing board for Nigeria’s Eagles. Sunday was a dark day, especially if you are an Arsenal fan, who dropped precious points again in the race for the top 4 in the premier league, and can’t seem to win a game at the moment.

Nigeria is out, but you can still keep up with the action at this year’s AFCON. Make your Cable TV paymentspay electricity billsbuy airtime and data easily with VTpass. It’s as easy as click, pay and go to stay connected and enjoy the 2021 AFCON action live!

Super Eagles Soaring at AFCON

On Wednesday night, we got to witness the Super Eagles of Nigeria soar to a 2 – 0 win against Guinea Bissau in their third game of the group stages of the AFCON. The eagles in doing so, became the only side at this year’s AFCON to record a 100% record in the group stages. The only side. That’s some feat!

Nigeria had already won the group before kick-off, reward for victories recorded against Mohamed Salah’s Egypt and Sudan. It’s the first time that the super eagles of Nigeria have won all three AFCON group matches since 2006. Champions in 1980, 1984 and 2013, is it too early to start dreaming of a fourth?

Time will tell. Nigeria is definitely up there though with the likes of Cameroon and Senegal as one of the tournament favourites. And with their record, many sides will be looking to avoid them when the last 16 draw is done.

Hope or Not?

While there are still some good teams in the competition, the Super Eagles go into the draw full of confidence. This team has done well for themselves. Considering the fact that they have played 3, scored 6, and gotten 9 points out of a possible 9, they have done well indeed. What more? They are actually playing good football. This actually looks like a team, rather than the usual composition of individuals we are used to getting.

Truth is, many of us wrote them off before they even kicked a ball. We have had our hearts broken too many times that optimism was on very short supply. However, this current crop have us believing again.

Whichever way it goes, don’t miss out on any of the action at this year’s AFCON. You can easily make your Cable TV paymentspay electricity billsbuy airtime and data with VTpass. It’s as easy as click, pay and go to pay your bills, stay connected, and enjoy the 2021 AFCON action live!