Borussia Dortmund forward, Karim Adeyemi seems to be in constant touch with his Nigerian heritage despite being a German footballer.
The origin of the 21-year-old has become a subject of interest again following his comments after Dortmund’s 1-0 win over Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League first leg round of 16 game on Wednesday night.
Adeyemi controlled from a counter inside Dortmund’s half before outrunning Enzo Fernandez, then rounded Kepa Arrizabalaga to slot in.
In his admission of his Nigerian identity after the game, Adeyemi revealed that his qualities on the pitch were down to the genetic traits he picked from his father, as well as the strength he got from eating fufu, a Nigerian delicacy made from cassava.
“I eat lots of African food, but I have good genetics from my dad, so, I think it’s difficult for you to get.
“It’s called fufu, and it’s very good”, he told the reporter.
Borussia Dortmund also shared a picture of Adeyemi during the game and captioned it, “fueled by fufu.”
Adeyemi made a public appearance in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria on Boxing Day, during a visit to Nigeria last year.
The player was spotted at the Olubadan Stadium, where he watched his team, Adeyemi FC plays a novelty match against the Nigeria Professional Football League side, Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan. The game ended 1-0 in favor of 3SC.
Fans at the stadium were excited to see the Germany-based player who hails from Ibadan as many pictured with the 20-year-old footballer just as tweeps shared the updates on social media.
11 March 2023 at 4:10 am
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