Chelsea and England striker Tammy Abraham has admitted eating more Nigerian jollof but confessed that Ghana jollof is more spicier than Nigeria’s own.
The 22-year-old, whose parents hail from West African football powerhouse Nigeria, had the option to represent Nigeria at senior level but he opted for England.
Abraham has gone ahead to score once in four appearances for the Three Lions since debuting in 2017, meaning he has scored he has bagged 17 goals in 48 appearances for the European powerhouse across various ranks.
Abraham has been speaking to Football Focus while footballers are in lockdown in England and was asked about some of his favourite things.
He was asked by Football Focus to choose between the Nigerian and Ghanaian versions of jollof rice and having been qualified to play for Nigeria through his father before committing his international future to England, his choice was of little surprise.
‘Can I cook jollof? Absolutely not but my mum can so probably the meal I have had most in quarantine has been jollof rice.
‘The Nigeria version is my choice to be honest. The Ghanaian one is a little bit more spicy but it is about the flavours, not just about the spice, how it sits in your mouth, how it digests into your stomach.’
He is the second Chelsea player to put Ghana on the map within four days after winger Callum Hudson-Odoi also picked the West African country as one of the best holiday places he has ever visited.