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Egusi & Pounded Yam: A Game Changer for Alex Iwobi

Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi has spoken in glowing terms about Nigerian cuisines egusi soup and pounded yam.

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 1st June 2024

Fulham and Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi, a vocal advocate for Nigerian culture and cuisine, has revealed his love for the traditional dish of Egusi and Pounded Yam. Whenever he lands in Nigeria, the first thing he does is order this dish.


The Hale End Academy graduate, who was born in Nigeria but moved to England as a child, raved in an interview about the Nigerian delicacy.


“Whenever I land in Nigeria, the first thing I do is order Egusi and Pounded Yam,” Iwobi said in the video. “It’s a game changer…” He continued, “…Nigerian Egusi is just so delicious and comforting. There’s nothing quite like it.”


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