Four days remain before CRFâ€™s Best Fan of the Year contest comes to an end and the top 5 has been cut to 4. Adrian, Diana, Enxhi and Getoar are all in the running to become CRFâ€™s best or second best fan of the year while Ulrik Fredrik is definitely out of the race due to a couple of reasons.
I, CRFâ€™s Editor in Chief, Angela Asante aka Jâ€™Lah, went to find out everyoneâ€™s thoughts and opinion concerning the contest. At my delight, I realized that the level of enthusiasm was high enough to give this first ever CRF contest its deserved significance.
Competition current leader Adrian relishing the top spot
The CRF Best Fan of the Year contest surely wouldnâ€™t have been the same if it had been created four months earlier. Adrianâ€™s name was nowhere to find on CRF last year which supposes that I wouldnâ€™t have picked him into my favorite top five.
Speaking in an interview with me, Jâ€™Lah, Adrian avowed his surprise at being selected in CRFâ€™s Top five fans of the year. This inclusion helped him to have a better campaign; the 15-year-old student currently tops the rest in the statistic by an overwhelming margin, and he is keen on holding on to his lead.
â€œI don`t even think about the last spot,â€ Adrian responded when asked about his chances of winning the first or second place.
â€œNow I’m on the first place but I won`t let my guard down until this competition ends.â€
However, Adrian also explained that he would welcome the final results â€“ still very much unknown at the moment as my votes might have a huge impact on the outcome of the competition.
â€œI’ll be very happy even with the second place. I`ve discovered the CRF site in January and in this short time, I have become so popular,â€ he explained.
â€œThis is a big achievement for me. And I made some cool friends. Itâ€™s a good experience.â€
The competitionâ€™s current leader is very modest though and wouldnâ€™t even try and pick up his top two winners.
â€œAt the moment I’m on the 1st place, and Diana on second spot. It`s not me to decide who will be first and second; it`s up to CRFâ€™s chief editor,â€ he declared before concluding:
â€œOnly she knows who is worth winning.â€
Pessimist Getoar and hopeful Enxhi
â€œI dream of winning. I donâ€™t have a chance of being second. I have a chance of taking the third place.â€
Getoar tipped Adrian and Diana respectively as the two winners of the competition.
â€œI think Adrian is the best fan of the year,â€ Geti avowed in appraisal of his adversary, before anticipating the future:
â€œWhen I lose, I will feel like Iâ€™m a loser.â€
But the 14-year-old youngster has certainly no idea how the competition might turn out in the very last moments. However, is female counterpart, Enxhi, is very hopeful and enthusiastic about the whole thing.
The Albanian young girl revealed her surprise at being chosen in CRFâ€™s top five fans of the year and despite lying third in the statistics and unsure about her chances of winning the first or the second place, sheâ€™s still out to challenge.
â€œI don’t know if Iâ€™ll winâ€¦ Itâ€™s my dream to be Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s Best Fan of the Year…Please vote for me!â€
Then looking at the effects that she might feel if she were to lose, she stated:
â€œI will feel so bad… But it’s not important to be Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s best fan because Iâ€™m his sister of heart…
When it came to picking her deserved two winners, she joked:
â€œAdrian and meâ€¦ I hope.â€
Dia eying a second place finish
Well, I understand that surprise was everyoneâ€™s sensation when they saw their name included in the top five of the Fan of the Year contestâ€¦ Dia wasnâ€™t less astonished by that than the rest, but now that she is in a good position in the challenge for the title, she is keen to maintain the second spot.
Read her full interview with me, CRFâ€™s Editor in Chief, Jâ€™Lah:
â€œYou were chosen in CRF’s top 5 contenders for the Best Fan of the Year Award. Did this come as a surprise to you?â€
â€œIn all honesty, yesâ€”yes it did. Iâ€™ve only been going on CRF for a couple months and wasnâ€™t aware of any awards for participation. So when I saw my name on the CRF poll I was pleasantly surprised.â€
â€œHow do you see your chances of winning the first place or at least the second and last spot at the end of the competition?â€
â€œFrom what I can tell from the poll chart, I wonâ€™t be winning the first place. Which is fine. No hard feelings or anything. Clearly they preferred Adrian or â€œSomeone Elseâ€, whoever that might be. I feel I could possibly win second through some miracle? If not that, then for sure secure the third place! No shame in that right?â€
â€œHow would you feel if you don’t finish first or second? In other words, if you lose, given the fact that the last word goes to CRF’s Chief Editor?â€
â€œWell Jâ€™Lah, if I didnâ€™t win first or second placeâ€”then frankly my dear, I might just have to kill myself. LOL, no; just kidding! I have a horrible sense of humor, nothing could possibly ever push me that far. No, if I were to lose I would take it with a grain of salt. Iâ€™d feel happy for those that did win and be pleased that I was even considered for this great opportunity. In the end weâ€™re all Cristiano supporters and that fact alone makes us all winners!â€
â€œTell us honestly, who do you think will win the first and then second place?â€
â€œFirst place, my money is on Adrian. Heâ€™s a good kid from what I can tell, and I truly appreciate the sunny disposition he has in all his comments. He seems to know what his talking about and the guy always seems to be the first to post in every article.
â€œComing in second placeâ€”well this is where it gets tricky for me. I donâ€™t want it to seem like I have a massive ego, but I think I could possibly round off to the position. What gives me this great confidence? Mainly because the top vote-ie, â€œSomeone Elseâ€, has never been clarified. Maybe they have and I wasnâ€™t paying attention, still itâ€™s between the mystery person versus meâ€¦.and in all honestly, I hope itâ€™s me.â€
So these are the opinions and thoughts of our dear contenders. Once again, thanks a lot for allowing me to make these interviews, my dears!
The final judgment is about to be revealedâ€¦
Written by: Angela Asante