Supporters of the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been banned by the Russian government from bringing in live chickens into the Kaliningrad Stadium.
The Supporters believe that live chicken painted in green and white, brings goodluck for their team.
The Super Eagles’ World Cup opener against Croatia is going to be held at the Kaliningrad Stadium, the match is slated for Saturday 16th June at 8pm.
Speaking about the request by the Nigerian supporters, Russian Minister of Culture and Tourism, Andrei Ernak, told interfax.ru that there is no way the supporters from West Africa would be allowed into the stadium with live chickens whether its good luck or not.
“We told them that it’s by no means possible to come with a live chicken.
”But if the Nigerians are rooting for their team in other places, we will of course advise them where the chicken can be bought
The Nigerian supporters made the same request 8 years ago in South Africa. Nigeria fans were turned away from Ellis Park in Johannesburg after demanding to take chickens, painted green into the stadium where the team lost 1-0 to Argentina.
Lets hope we have more luck than the live chickens.