Akpororo: Nigerian Comedian and Vinicius Lookalike Plays for Local Team He Owns, Photos

Akpororo: Nigerian Comedian and Vinicius Lookalike Plays for Local Team He Owns, Photos

Raphael Abiola
updated at November 28, 2023 at 8:19 AM
  • Nigerian comedian Akpororo has featured in lower league football
  • The funnyman captained Roro FC to a 1-1 draw against Krane FC
  • The Vinicius Junior 'lookalike' is the owner of the Nigerian team

Nigerian comedian, Bowoto Jephthah Oluwatiseyifumi Tanimola - popularly known as Akporo - was spotted playing for his locally-owned team in the lower division league.

The funnyman shares a 'striking' resemblance with Brazil international and Real Madrid winger, Vinicius Junior.

Akpororo has now ventured into the same trade as his apparent doppelganger but it's a little different from the Brazilian as the comedian owned the club he plays for.

Akpororo captains Roro FC to a 1-1 draw against Krane FC in NLO Cup. Photo: @LeaguesReporter.
Source: Twitter

According to a report by The News Chronicle, Akpororo captained his team, Roro FC to a 1-1 draw against Krane FC in the Nigerian third division (NLO).

Akpororo is the owner of the third-tier team and decided to feature for his side in the NLO Cup.

Roro FC scored the first goal of the game after 25 minutes of play, through Awhana Silas courtesy of a wonderful build-up play from the comedian.

Akpororo's side failed to hold on to the lead as they conceded in the 65th minute to end the game in a stalemate.

Fans react to Akporo's NLO appearance

The news about the comedian representing his locally owned team stirred a lot of reactions on social media.

@bonexzy said:

"Just when I thought Vini was injured but he's in a Nigerian league 😅"

@disiyke said:

"This is another flex, buy yourself a football team so you can become a professional footballer."

@kanbi_dayo said:

"Lol, funny thing is this egbon na very good striker, played against him once before in a friendly match, dude legit scored two screamers, but this is a reach, strength no fit dey again"

@KaboPrince4 said:

"If all the celebrities in Nigeria can start owning a club the league will develop"

@Superior433 said:

"Akpororo get passion for football... Come Ajangbadi and Ilogbo to confirm"

@Chuddyk6 said:

"This guy suppose dey for this Super Eagles squad"

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Raphael Abiola
Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.