Published On: Wed, Jun 20th, 2018

Bringing live chicken to Russia will not solve Nigerians problem, but prayers -Says Ermak

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Andrei Ermak Kaliningrad, minister of culture, has denied the permission of super Eagles supporters to bring live chickens into the stadium, where Eagles was eventually beaten by Croatia


The refutal was made by both the Nigerian Football Supporters Club (NFSC) and Nigerian Eagles Supporters Club (NESC), in separate interviews,


“We told them that it’s by no means possible to come with a live chicken,”  Ermak, told Russia’s Interfax news agency


NFSC president Rafiu Ladipo said. “I have been leading this group for decades, and we have never carried a live chicken into any stadium. The only things we carry are our musical instruments and we pray. Prayer is the only charm we have. Why should we need a chicken? Maybe someone just wants to deceive them [the Russians].”


“Our information centre MCH-2018 receives a lot of various questions: fans from Nigeria asked if it’s possible to go to the stadium with a chicken, it’s their symbol, the chickens are seen with them at all matches.


“If  Nigerians are rooting for their team in other places, we will of course advise them where the chicken can be bought,” he added


According to Vanguard news, Ladipo stated that the Super Eagles in Group D, will next meet Iceland on Friday. The Eagles lost their opening match against Croatia on Saturday by 2-0. Hopes that they would qualify for the Round of 16  if they are able to beat Iceland and also Argentina, their last match.





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