Dani Olmo: Spain’s Euro 2024 hero against France eating plantains and fufu in old video resurfaces

  • Dani Olmo scored the winning goal for Spain as La Roja qualified for the Euro 2024 final
  • Following his exploits, old footage of the Spanish star munching on fufu and plantain, a Ghanaian delicacy, has resurfaced online.
  • The 26-year-old, who was christened Kofi by club team-mate Benjamin Henrichs, loves the cuisine of the West African country

Dani Olmo’s deflected first-half strike proved to be the winner, allowing Spain to come from a goal down to beat France in the UEFA European Championship 2024 semi-finals.

Selected in Spain’s starting XI after Pedri was injured in the quarter-final against Germany, the RB Leipzig star played a crucial role in The Red 2-1 victory on Tuesday evening.

An old video of Spain star Dani Olmo munching on Ghanaian plantains and fufu has resurfaced after his heroics against France. Photos by Boris Streubel – UEFA/Getty Images and @eurofootcom/X.
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Dani Olmo propels Spain to Euro 2024 victory

According to UEFA.com, Olmo’s powerful shot from inside the area was deflected into the back of the net by Jules Kounde after Lamine Yamal had cancelled out Randal Kolo Muani’s opener.

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The result sent Luis de la Fuente’s men back to the Euro final for the first time in more than a decade.

They will face either England or the Netherlands on Sunday, July 14, according to Squawka.

Dani Olmo enjoys a popular Ghanaian dish

Ahead of the grand finale in Berlin, an old video of Olmo enjoying popular Ghanaian delicacies has resurfaced online.

In the video shared on the X app (formerly Twitter), the 26-year-old is seen feasting on a plate of fufu and plantain.

His club team-mate Benjamin Henrichs, who is of Ghanaian origin, playfully teased the Spaniard as he enjoyed the cuisine.

How did fans react when Olmo ate fufu and plantain?

Olmo eating fufu and plantain, which delighted fans on social media, especially those in Ghana.

Many have suggested that the Spaniard has a particular affinity for the West African nation, as evidenced by his enjoyment of the meal.

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@MrOshin He claimed that his performance was due to cooking:

“That’s why he started to perform well at the Euro!!”


“He should have played for Ghana instead.”

@Mayorofenugu_ wrote:

“Dani Olmo is having fun.”

@YJis1st urged Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to sign Olmo:

“This man has already familiarised himself with some of the motherland’s most famous cuisines, Mikel Arteta, bring him in NOW.”

Olmo claims Ghanaian jollof is his secret

In a related publication, Yen.com.gh Dani Olmo once revealed that the secret to his success was jollof rice.

After scoring a hat-trick on August 12, 2023 against Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup final, he revealed that his exploits were born from his love for the Ghanaian delicacy.

Olmo’s outstanding performance helped RB Leipzig lift the trophy in a thrilling match.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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