With Ebun Babalola
Emmanuel Amuneke is ex-international footballer and former Super eagle’s winger. He is our guest on this edition of Celebrity Tummy Talk. He takes us down the memory lane, revealing how much he loves his mother, especially when it comes to food.
As a sport man, what kind of food do you enjoy mostly?
I don’t really like food. But as much as possible, I make sure that I take a lot of water. If I will be sincere to you, I think, I missed my mother’s eba more than any other food. What I see around today is rice and spaghetti with sauce. I love to eat rice and spaghetti because it is what I see around.
What was growing up like?
Growing up was splendid. I got all that I wanted from my parents. There was no pranks to play except, I wanted more food. I love to eat eba and that is the only thing, I’m missing right now. For me, eba was much more easy to prepare.
Are you saying, you cannot get eba the same way you got while growing up?
I don’t get eba the same way I used to get it then. That is why, my mother is precious to me. She gives me eba always, and I love it so much. I remember then, that my eba goes with vegetable soup. You can imagine eating eba with vegetable soup. It is a good combination that I cannot forget I wouldn’t say I eat eba more than I desire it. For me, I love African dishes but the truth is that, right now, I don’t eat it the way I would have wanted it.
But, as a sport man, would you say eba is good for you now?
Definitely, a sport man shouldn’t consume eba anyhow. I eat more flexible food now for health purposes. I take a lot of water to keep fit and ensure that my exercises are intact.
All the while, you were eating eba, did you consider the chances of becoming a sport man?
I wasn’t thinking of becoming a sport man but all I could remember was that I was doing my street sporting. I was one of the best players in my local league before I was discovered.
What type of exercise do you engage in?
Most times, it is my regular walking and football. I can go balling for as long as I want. It doesn’t make any different to me. The only challenge is that there is no time for me now. I only have the time if I’m outside the country.
Your drink habit…
I take water more. I can take as much as three bottles of eva water. I need it for my health.