Following the consecutive losses to England and the Czech Republic in the World Cup friendly matches, the Super Eagles of Nigeria has been banned from from eat goat meat, pepper soup and other spicy native foods as they prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr, placed the restriction on players who are camped in Austria from some certain meals as he bids to keep them in good condition for the tournament.
Speaking in an interview, the team Manager stated that goat meat, pepper soup, and other spicy foods are too fatty, spicy and dangerous, hence the players are taken out of the menu entirely.
“The reason is because nutritionist will tell you that too much spicy foods is not good for athletes. We have to observe what they tell us, and the medical team agreed that we cannot eat too much fat and too much spice.”
He however assured that there may be instances whereby the ban could be lifted. “For instance, there can be an exception on Sunday the night we will be here, there will be a little Austrian music, perhaps a little African food, from Madam Ambassador so we will see.”