Nando’s and Bukayo Saka are getting saucy 

Nando’s and Bukayo Saka are getting saucy 

by Ollie Cox
2 min

Everyone loves a Nando’s and all its saucy goodness, including Arsenal ace Bukayo Saka, who has combined his favourite flavours for some PERi PERi pizzazz. 

This isn’t the first time the two have gotten together. Saka featured in Nando’s 2023 TV advert, This Must Be The Place, and the legendary PERi PERi palace even hosted his Dad’s birthday in previous years. 

This time around, the winger has worked with the Nando’s food team to combine his love of smoky barbeque and tomato with PERi PERi. The sauce is sweet, fiery, and filled with (free) kick, incorporating garlic and smoked paprika flavours and arriving at medium heat. 

Saka shared what working with the legendary restaurant meant: “I love it and can’t wait for everyone to try it. I’ve been going to Nando’s since I was little, so to have my own PERi-PERi sauce in every restaurant in the country is quite mad! My family’s really important to me, so I wanted to make sure they liked it, too. As soon as my Dad said he was a fan, I knew it was the one.” 

The sauce doesn’t just taste good, it looks good, too. For the saucy football-meets-food get-together, Nando’s hired artist Reuben Dangoor to create the design, which sees the winger turned into a chilli on the side of the bottle. 

To celebrate the launch, Saka entered the kitchen in a video campaign titled “Yes Chef,” joining the Nando’s team to create the perfect sauce. Whether it’s more chilli, more garlic, or more lemon, Saka shows us he knows how to score in the kitchen as well as on the pitch. 

From March 20, the worlds of football and food will come together at Nando’s Holloway Road, where there will be giveaways and experiences to celebrate the sauce in the coming weeks. PERi PERi Saka will be available in Nando’s restaurants across the UK for a limited time. 

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