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‘No chickens allowed,’ Nigeria World Cup fans told

By News Express on 16/06/2018

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Nigeria fans have been banned from taking ‘lucky’ live chickens into the ground for their team’s opening Group D game with Croatia on Saturday.

According to a report by BBC, some supporters of the Super Eagles believe taking chickens to games brings the team luck.

However, the Russian government has banned the practice when Nigeria, competing at their sixth World Cup, play in Kaliningrad at on Saturday.

The game comes up at 8p.m.

“Fans from Nigeria asked if it’s possible to go to the stadium with a chicken. We told them that it is not possible,” Andrei Ermak, Minister of Culture in Kaliningrad, told Russia’s Interfax news agency.

Mr Ermak added that the ministry will advise Super Eagles fans on areas they will be allowed to carry chickens when supporting their team.

After Saturday, Nigeria faces Iceland in Volgograd on 22 June (4p.m) before finishing the group stage against Argentina in Saint Petersburg on 26 June (7p.m).

At the 2010 World Cup, Nigeria fans were banned from taking chickens painted in Nigeria’s colors into Ellis Park, Johannesburg, for a game against Argentina.



Source News Express

Posted 16/06/2018 04:08:39 AM


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