Stunning Revelation of How Ghanaian Striker Made the Dream Wedding for a Fan Come True

Stunning Revelation of How Ghanaian Striker Made the Dream Wedding for a Fan Come True

Lukman Mumuni
February 18, 2022 at 1:51 PM
  • Antoine Semenyo's name has been all over Scottish tabloids in the past few weeks after he was linked with giants Celtic
  • An interesting revelation has been made of how he ended up making the dream wedding of a Celtic fan come to reality
  • The English-born Ghanaian is in talks with the Football Association over a nationality switch following his form for Bristol City

Antoine Semenyo might not be a household name in football yet. Still, he will forever be in the memories of Tony Haggerty, a Celtic fan and writer, whose dream wedding was made a reality by the 22-year-old English-born Ghanaian.

Tony Haggerty recalls the moment Semenyo scored an extra-time winner, which won him £11,123 for a coupon stake of £2.

Antoine Semenyo was playing for Newport in 2018 on loan, and scored the winner against Stevenage at Rodney Parade.

Antoine Semenyo celebrates a goal while playing for Bristol City. Credit: @ghanasoccernet @ahaggerty10
Antoine Semenyo makes the dream wedding for a fan come true. Credit: @ghanasoccernet @ahaggerty10
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It happened when Tom Haggerty, who nearly gave up on his dream wedding, had staked a coupon on that match, which he eventually won.

Haggerty went on to name a whole table at the wedding, the Antoine Semenyo table.

The story of how Semenyo made my dream wedding a reality

Tom Haggerty writes:

It's fair to say Semenyo's life will always be intertwined with my own.
He is part of the very fabric of my wedding story.
If you don't know the tale allow me to enlighten you all.
I married my fiancee and sweetheart Caroline in a Scottish castle and it was all down to Semenyo.
Well, he scored a golden goal whilst playing on loan for Newport County in October 2018.
Antoine Semenyo was just 18 when he blasted a 98th-minute winner for Newport against Stevenage at Rodney Parade.
It was his first-ever league goal and it netted yours truly a whopping £11,123 on a football coupon for a stake of just £2.
Ironically Caroline and I has scoped the wedding venue out the day before but the cost was coming in at a massive five-figure sum.

Antoine Semenyo pops up on the radar of Celtic

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that English-born Ghanaian forward, Antoine Semenyo could leave the English Championship to join Scottish giants Celtic in the summer transfer window.

The English Championship player for the month of January has attracted interest from Celtic, after the club sent a scout to watch him last week.

According to Bristol World, Celtic sent senior scout Craig Strachan to watch the striker in the game against Reading.

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