Russian government has rejected request by supporters of the Super Eagles of Nigeria to bring in live chickens to into the Kaliningrad Stadium.
The Kaliningrad Stadium is the venue of Super Eagles’ World Cup opener against Croatia. The match is slated for Saturday 8pm.
The Supporters believe that live chicken painted in green and white, brings goodluck for their team.
Speaking about the request by the Nigerian supporters, Russian Minister of Culture and Tourism, Andrei Ernak, told newsmen that there is no way the supporters from West Africa would be allowed into the stadium with live chickens.
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.