Dortmund Hero Karim Adeyemi Reveals Secret Behind Lightning Quick Speed After Solo Goal Against Chelsea

Dortmund Hero Karim Adeyemi Reveals Secret Behind Lightning Quick Speed After Solo Goal Against Chelsea

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:25 PM
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  • German-born forward of African descent Karim Adeyemi is proud of his Nigerian roots
  • The Borussia Dortmund star was born to a Nigerian dad and recently visited the country
  • He scored a peach of a goal as his team pipped Chelsea in the Champions League match

Borussia Dortmund forward, Karim Adeyemi has shed light on the secret behind his supersonic speed.

The German international of Nigerian descent opened up about his blistering pace following his stunning solo goal against Chelsea in the Champions League.

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Karim Adeyemi has attributed his electric pace to a Nigerian delicacy called fufu. @karim_adeyemi @HungryFacee
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Adeyemi, who holds the record as the fastest player in the Bundesliga, made use of his pace as he bypassed Enzo Fernandez before rounding goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga to score the match-winner, GOAL reports.

His strike and overall performance did not go under the radar, with the 21-year-old adjudged the man of the match after Dortmund's win against Chelsea.

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Quizzed about his speed, Adeyemi attributed his lightning pace to a combination of good genes and a particular Nigerian delicacy.

“I eat a lot of African food, but I have good genetics from my dad, so I think it will be a little difficult for you to become fast,” Adeyemi stated, as quoted by Mojidelano.

When asked about the specific type of African food which fuels his searing pace, he added:

“It’s a Nigerian food called fufu.”

He would hope his supersonic speed will come to his aid once more when the Blues and the Yellows cross paths for the reverse fixture on March 7.

Ghana star World Cup's fastest

In a related article, Black Stars winger, Kamaldeen Sulemana has reacted to being named the fastest player of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Sulemana recorded the fastest speed during the tournament with a running speed of 22.18 miles per hour in the game against Uruguay.

He beat Nico Williams (22.12), David Raum, Antonee Robinson and Daniel James to emerge the quickest player of the tournament.

Adeyemi brags after winning goal

Sports Brief also reported on Adeyemi's solitary strike being the difference between Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea on Wednesday evening.

The German international raced past Enzo Fernandez before going around Kepa outside the goal box to find the back of the net.

After his stunning goal in the Champions League first-leg match, Adeyemi boasted about his feat with a post on social media.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.