I Nearly Died Of Hunger in Hungary – 17-Years Old Nigerian Footballer Speaks Out


The longing to look for greener fields in Europe among youthful Nigerian footballers is extremely regular regardless of the difficulties that accompanies culture stun because of progress of condition.

It is in the light of the over that a youthful Nigerian high school footballer has uncovered how he nearly kicked the bucket in Hungary in the early period he got toward the East European country.

Sani Abacha, the 17 years of age Nigerian player that carries out his specialty with Budapest Honved FC in Hungary said he thought that it was extremely hard to eat European nourishments when he recently showed up the nation to play the round cowhide game.

He only unveiled his stunning experience to our columnist, how the way of life stun of the kinds of nourishments eaten in Hungary made him to begin skipping dinners since he thought that it was hard to eat those nourishments. He could just make do with bread and tea as breakfast and bites.

“When i got to Hungary, they gave me foods that i could not eat. I was not comfortable with how the foods tasted in my mouth.

“I was only able to eat some snacks, then bread and tea as breakfast,” Abacha told Francis Achi .

“Football is energy sapping and i needed to eat well so as to do well in training.

“But i was not eating very well during that period. I thank God that it did not affect my performance on the field,” he added.

“I was feeling sick for about two months. I felt i was dying. I adapted quickly to their weather but it was very difficult for me to adjust to their foods.

“In short hunger almost killed me in Hungary that period as i was not able to eat Nigerian foods,” he further said.

“Then i did not know where they sell Nigerian foods, i did not know any African restaurants in Budapest. I was only thinking about football. Well, the story is different now because i know where to eat Nigerian delicacies.

“After about three months, i adjusted to their foods in Hungary and it is now normal for me, but at my early stage in the country, i felt i wanted to die.

“Now i eat their foods and if i feel like eating Nigerian foods, i eat that too.

“I normally eat pounded yam and egusi soup once in a while, but i am yet to see or eat tuwo shinkafa in Budapest,” he concluded.


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