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Fabio Gama discloses his favourite Ghanaian drink and dish

By Vincent Ashitey
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Fabio Gama has opened up on the other side of his life off the pitch.

The Brazilian import who joined Kotoko last year on a two-year deal seems to have acclimatised well.

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The 28-year-old has revealed in an interview that he has been enjoying his stay in Ghana for the past months and his favourite Ghanaian drink is Sobolo while the dish is Jollof. 

"The weather condition here in Ghana is the same as that of Brazil but the only problem is the food. My favorite food in Ghana is Jollof Rice. - Fabio Gama told Pure FM.

"I like 'Sobolo'. It's one of my favorites."

Gama has scored two goals in the going Ghana Premier League with strikes coming against Eleven Wonders and Bechem United.


Hibiscus tea (Sobolo Drink) is a very popular beverage throughout the world and is often used as a medicinal tea.

Hibiscus flowers have various names and are known as “Roselle” in some places.

Hibiscus tea also known as Sobolo drink in Ghana is ruby red in colour and has a sour taste. Therefore, it is also known as sour tea and has a flavour similar to cranberry.

Follow these easy steps below on how to prepare your own sobolo drink.

•3 cups of dried hibiscus leaf

•3 cups of sugar

•3 cups of boiling water (for the sugar syrup)

•5 litres of boiling water (for the brewing of the leaves)

•You’d need a sieve, two big bowls. And some cups to drink it in!


•Pour the leaves into a big bowl

•Pour in a boiling water

•Let it sit for about an hour or more

•Let it sit for about an hour or more (cover it while it brews)

Make a sugar syrup from sugar and boiling water then stir

•Pour together the syrup and sobolo juice.

•Add 2 tablespoon of liquid vanilla

•Cut up some apples (or watermelons), orange rind slices into the sobolo to garnish it. You may also use cucumber.

•In short, cut up any fruit or veggies inside that you feel comfortable with, especially citrus (for extra flavour).