Super Eagles supporters clubs have refuted a report that they requested permission from the Russian authorities to bring along live chickens while attending the team’s matches during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The refutal was made by both the Nigerian Football Supporters Club (NFSC) and Nigerian Eagles Supporters Club (NESC), in interviews with According to KweseESPN.
“That is ridiculous,” 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].”
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 would only be realised if they are able to beat Iceland and also Argentina, their last match.