RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo Credits Ghana Jollof for Inspiring His Hat-Trick Against Bayern Munich

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RB Leipzig's Dani Olmo Credits Ghana Jollof for Inspiring His Hat-Trick Against Bayern Munich

RB Leipzig’s forward, Dani Olmo, playfully credited his remarkable hat-trick against Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup final to a unique source of inspiration – Ghanaian jollof rice.

In a dominating performance, Olmo and his teammates secured victory in the German Super Cup by outclassing Bayern with a resounding 3-0 win this past Saturday.

The Spanish international took the spotlight as the driving force behind the triumph, netting all three goals that left Thomas Tuchel’s team reeling.

Following the match, Olmo engaged in a lighthearted conversation with Benjamin Paa Kwesi Henrichs, who approached him seeking insights into his exceptional display.

In a TikTok video, the Ghanaian-German right-back posed his question in Twi, his native language: “How did you manage to score those three goals?”

Olmo, sporting a cheerful smile, amusingly attributed his success to “Ghana jollof,” prompting both of them to erupt into laughter.

Ghanaian jollof rice is a popular and cherished dish across West Africa, embraced by nations such as Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Togo, Liberia, Niger, Mali, Ivory Coast, and Cameroon.

However, a good-natured rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria has persisted over the years about which country’s jollof reigns supreme.

Notably, Manchester United legend Patrice Evra joined the conversation last year by asserting that Nigeria’s jollof ranks third, conceding the superior taste of Ghanaian and Senegalese variations.

After finally savoring Ghanaian jollof during a visit to the country, Evra openly acknowledged its superiority over the Nigerian counterpart.

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Nevertheless, opinions from various celebrities who have indulged in jollof rice from both nations remain diverse and intriguing over time.

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