Jollof rice is a common dish in Western Africa, especially in countries like Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Togo, Liberia, Niger, Mali, Ivory Coast and Cameroon.
I love Nigerians but Ghana jollof tastes better – Patrice Evra settles debate
Manchester United legend Patrice Evra believes Nigeria jollof comes third behind jollof made in Ghana and Senegal.
However, there has been a longstanding rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria over which country makes the best jollof.
Having finally tasted the Ghana jollof during his stay in Ghana, Evra confessed that it tasted better than that of Nigeria.
“It’s not like I want to be your judge but you know I’m really honest,” he said in a video shared on his Twitter page.
“My Nigerian people, I love you, but I’m sorry the Ghana jollof is the closest to the Senegal jollof. Don’t get me wrong, we invented the jollof. This is the closes one."
He added: “So I’m asking you which one you prefer, the Ghana jollof or the Nigeria jollof? Sorry, but I already made my choice.”
The former left-back arrived in Ghana on Monday evening as part of his tour of the continent as he promotes his new book.
The 41-year-old ex-France international’s autobiography is titled ‘I Love This Game’ and he has been on a promotion tour.
Evra was received at the airport by television personality Nana Aba Anamoah and some fans, with the ex-footballer expressing his delight at the warm reception.
Earlier on Tuesday, he visited the Jubilee House to pay a courtesy call on the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.