Man loses his house after bad bet on Arsenal

Early Doors, Yahoo!7 November 14, 2013, 10:06 am

An Arsenal supporter has lost his house after betting it on the result of the weekend defeat to Manchester United.

Henry Dhabasani bet his family home that Arsenal would beat United; Rashid Yiga, a United supporter, wagered his car and wife in return.

The pair, in the Iganga district of Eastern Uganda, took the wager so seriously that local elders and supporters witnessed the signing of the bet.

Dhabasani reportedly fainted at full-time, with Arsenal’s 1-0 loss condemning him to homelessness. The following Monday, his house was seized by United fans, leaving him, his three wives and five children without a roof over their heads.

Fans of English clubs in Africa often make the headlines with their extreme behaviour during and after big matches.

In 2009, a Nigerian Manchester United fan drove a bus into a group of Barcelona supporters following his side’s 2-0 Champions League final defeat to the Spaniards. Four were killed and a further 10 injured.

Weeks previously an Arsenal fan in Kenya committed suicide by hanging after his side were beaten in the semis. He was found dead wearing his favourite club's shirt.

= Thanks to Early Doors Yahoo Blog =

Newest First
Oldest First
Top Rated
Most Replies


  1. Big Kev 13306:56pm Thursday 14th November 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Sevres him right - its Man United at Old Traford the idiot, didn't he even look at Bet365 ? On the bright side I guess he's now down three mother in laws too or did they make him keep them for extra punishment. I'd almost bet my house this dork has a friend who supports Man City who lost his house on the FA Cup last year :) Only in Africa !!!

  2. seek1mor05:02pm Thursday 14th November 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Fair go David, of course you do. If she doesn't keep up with the household chores everyday and starts to go saggy then you trade her in on a newer model just like a car.

  3. Wildeoscar04:36pm Thursday 14th November 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Talk about lobster brain - who could possibly want 4 wives - call in the psychiatrist

  4. Garrie03:20pm Thursday 14th November 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Apparently David,over there he did own her and was a bargaining chip that paid off. Not our way but then we don't live over there under their rules-laws.

  5. Hugh02:29pm Thursday 14th November 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    David - So what you say means that the story on the Ugandan house vs car/wife bet is BS ? What about the guy there with 3 wives he'd surely own them under the law in Uganda ? If he'd won he'd then have had 4 wives, the house, 5 kids & a car. For the guy to bet his car and wife he'd need to own both. "Local elders & supporters witnessed the bet". Local customs seem to govern outcomes ?

  6. David01:16pm Thursday 14th November 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    You do not "own" your wife. She not something to bargain with!

  7. Bernie12:43pm Thursday 14th November 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    At least he doesn't have three nagging wives to bother him under the same roof anymore.




2015 CAF African Cup of Nations

120 mins.
Congo DR 0
Eq. Guinea 0
Nuevo Estadio de Malabo


2014/15 Spanish La Liga

2014/15 Italian Serie A

2014/15 French Ligue 1

Toulouse 1 - 1 St-Etienne
Lens 0 - 1 Rennes


2014/15 Scottish Premiership

2:00am AEST Sun, 11th January
2:00am AEST Sun, 11th January
2:00am AEST Sun, 18th January

2014/15 English League Cup

Tottenham vs Sheff Utd

6:45am AEST Thu, 22nd January