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FIFA 20: Mexican brothers cover 5,500-mile to watch Akinfenwa

Akinfenwa celebrates with teammates after victory against Tranmere


Nigeria born Adebayo Akinfenwa also known as the Beast has added to his teeming fans as two Mexican fans tickled by his exploits made 5,500-mile to watch him play.

The 37 year old FIFA legend and his feat on the game has continued to attract attention.

Wycombe Wanderers striker has not only become a master of the popular video game but has also effectively combined with his game on the pitch with Wycombe Wanderers standing as the 15th club he has played for since he began senior career with Lithuanian side FK Atlantas in 2001.

Brothers Francisco and Frenzel Gamez flew over to England to watch the club’s game against Tranmere Rovers on Saturday and the duo were given a brilliant welcome by the Choirboys.

They were given a tour of Adams Park and met the team, including Akinfenwa, ahead of kick-off and then watched Gareth Ainsworth’s men beat Tranmere 3-1, with Akinfenwa getting the second goal.

After the match, they were treated to dinner with the players and, in turn, gifted them a miniature mariachi hat to bring them luck for the rest of the campaign.

Speaking to the Bucks Free Press , Frenzel explained why they made the trip, saying: “We decided to plan this trip because my brother plays FIFA and we saw the team Wycombe.

“We then see Akinfenwa, he then saw that he is a beast. We Googled him and saw his followers on Instagram and we thought he was amazing.

“We then started to follow the team as we became fans, so that is why we decided to come to the game today [Saturday].

“We started to plan this trip to Wycombe about three months ago, but my brother wanted to see Wycombe play from about a year ago.

“But with money and other stuff, we couldn’t do it but after a while, my brother went a bit crazy and he said, ‘We need to see Akinfenwa!’

“This is because he could retire soon, and we wanted to see him play live.

Brothers Francisco and Frenzel Gamez made the journey from Mexico to watch Wycombe Wanderers play Tranmere Rovers

“It was our first time in Wycombe and it was incredible. And we were really happy when Akinfenwa scored – it was a dream  come true.

“There was drama at 1-1 and when we scored to make it 2-1, it was perfect. There was intensity and Akinfenwa made the difference – it was amazing.”

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