Two Mexicans travelled over 5,000 miles to watch FIFA legend Adebayo Akinfenwa play


Adebayo Akinfenwa is a man loved by many in the footballing world due to a mixture of his personality and his beastly strength rating on the video game FIFA.

However, few will love him more than two Mexican brothers who travelled 5,500 miles to Adams Park to watch the forward play against Tranmere Rovers last weekend.

Frenzel and Francisco Gamez were treated to a warm welcome upon their arrival, receiving a tour of the ground while also meeting the players before the game, including Akinfenwa. 

"We decided to plan this trip because my brother plays FIFA and we saw the team Wycombe," Frenzel said according to the Daily Star. "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."

Wycombe ran out 3-1 winners on the day, with Akinfenwa scoring the second with a beautifully guided header into the bottom corner, a goal which saw him draw level with Nathan Tyson as the top scorer in the club's history with 53 goals.

"I really enjoyed the game and I enjoyed the people and the town," Frenzel said. "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."


The pair were treated to a meal with the team after the game, during which they gifted the squad a mini mariachi hat for good luck. 

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth praised the brothers coming to watch the Choirboys and said: "muchas gracias to our fans from Mexico".

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