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By Chineze Ogugua

A request by Super Eagles supporters to carry a live chicken into the Kaliningrad stadium has been turned down.

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The fans requested for a permission to go into the stadium with a chicken when the Super Eagles take on Croatia on Saturday but was turned down by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Kaliningrad.

This will not be the first time Super Eagles will be making such request. It would be recalled that at South Africa 2010, Nigeria fans were turned away from Ellis Park in Johannesburg after demanding to take chickens, painted or dyed green and with bound feet, into the stadium in their game against Argentina which they eventually lost 1-0.

It is believed by the fans that the chickens bring good luck to the team.

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