Israel Adesanya: The Last Stylebender Picks Between Ghana and Nigeria in Eternal Jollof War

Israel Adesanya: The Last Stylebender Picks Between Ghana and Nigeria in Eternal Jollof War

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 22, 2024 at 2:05 PM
  • Israel Adesanya has revealed his preference in the Ghana vs. Nigeria Jollof war
  • His preference suggests that his decision was not influenced solely by his allegiance to his home country
  • Adesanya made a spectacular comeback this year as he beat Alex Pereira for the UFC Middleweight title after initially losing the belt to Poatan

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Israel Adesanya has waded into the never-ending Ghana vs. Nigeria Jollof war, adding his voice to the fiery culinary discourse and sharing his opinion on this enduring debate.

Similar to the Ronaldo vs. Messi GOAT debate in football, the ongoing argument about which country makes the best Jollof dish continues to divide West African nations.

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Israel Adesanya revealed his preference in the ongoing Ghana vs Nigeria Jollof war. Photo credit: @Foodieinlagos @stylebender
Source: Twitter

Adding his voice to the discussion, the Mixed Martial Artist, who has Nigerian roots, unreservedly favoured his home nation over Ghana in the culinary rivalry.

Adesanya, who reclaimed his UFC Middleweight title a couple of months ago, went on to reveal that he had savoured various Ghanaian dishes, including Waakye, Banku, and the much-debated Jollof, during his short stay in Abeka Lapaz, a suburb of Accra, the Ghanaian capital.

His revelation adds another layer to the ongoing debate about the superior jollof between the two West African nations.

Here is the video:

Aside from airing his opinion in the Jollof discussion, the 33-year-old was recently spotted training with Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg alongside UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, per MMA Junkie.

Bukayo Saka chooses Ghana Jollof

On the contrary, Arsenal striker, Eddie Nketiah has revealed that his teammate of Nigerian descent, Bukayo Saka prefers Ghanaian Jollof, Sports Brief reported.

Nketiah, who was born in England to Ghanaian parents, shared his love for the popular dish as he spoke about how he used to enjoy it with his teammates.

Despite Bukayo Saka's Nigerian heritage and his recent visit to Nigeria, many believed he would favour Nigerian Jollof over its Ghanaian counterpart.

However, in a video that surfaced on social media, Nketiah revealed that Saka actually prefers Ghanaian jollof.

Adesanya misses out on award

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that four UFC fighters have been nominated for an award in the upcoming Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPY) awards, but Israel Adesanya is not one of them.

The Last Stylebender was hoping to be nominated for the Best Comeback Athlete but will have to watch a rival possibly claim that title.

Not only was The Last Stylebender hoping to be nominated for Best Comeback, but he was also hoping to be named in the Best UFC Fighter category.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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