Bukayo Saka Explains True Meaning of His Name, Reveals Who Named Him in Strong Revelation

Bukayo Saka Explains True Meaning of His Name, Reveals Who Named Him in Strong Revelation

Ibitoye Shittu
  • Bukayo Saka of Arsenal has revealed that his grandma was the one behind the origin of his Nigerian name
  • The Arsenal star was born in England to Nigerian parents and has so far played 14 games for the Three-Lions
  • Saka and his teammates at Arsenal are currently occupying the fifth position on the Premier League table with 54 points

Arsenal youngster Saka has explained that it was his grandma who named him Bukayo which is a Nigerian name claiming that the woman was happy when he was born.

Bukayo Saka was born in the United Kingdom to Nigerian parents and there were even efforts by the Nigerian football chiefs for the Arsenal star to play for the Super Eagles.

Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick travelled to the UK to meet the parents of Bukayo Saka to convince their son to play for the three-time African champions.

Bukayo Saka, Arsenal, England, origin of name.
Bukayo Saka explains the true meaning of his name and says his grandma named him. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane
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But despite all the efforts, Bukayo Saka refused to play for Nigeria and instead chose the country of his birth and even represented England at the EURO 2020 losing the final on penalties.

According to the report on GOAL, the England international explained that his grandmother named him Bukayo because she wanted him to bring joy to the family.

Bukayo Saka's reaction about his name

“My grandma gave it to me because of its meaning.
“It means ‘God has added joy to my life.’ She wanted me to add joy to the family, so she named me that and every time she called me, that’s probably what I meant to her.''

When did Bukayo Saka join Arsenal?

Bukayo Saka has been playing for Arsenal's first team since 2018 and the 20-year-old has so far played 89 games for the Gunners netting 15 goals.

Arsenal midfield kingpin Thomas Partey expected to return from injury next month

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Thomas Partey is expected to return from injury before the end of the ongoing campaign according to medical expert Ben Dinnery.

Partey suffered an injury to his right thigh in Arsenal's Premier League game against Crystal Palace on the back of leading Ghana to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

According to a statement on Arsenal's official website, the 28-year-old midfielder sustained muscle damage to his right thigh following a series of scans and could miss the rest of the season.

But data injury analyst, Ben Dinnery has provided the best news possible to fans of Arsenal as they chase for top four positions.

Ben Dinnery, founder of Premier Injuries, a website used to track and record injury data for the Premier League projects Partey could be fit and ready just in time for the north London derby against Tottenham Hotspurs.