Football league legend Adebayo Akinfenwa joins new club aged 40 leaving fans stunned

ADEBAYO AKINFENWA stunned fans by joining Isthmian League side Faversham Town.

The football league legend had retired from playing at the end of last season following Wycombe‘s heartbreaking 2-0 League One play off final defeat to Sunderland at Wembley Stadium.

Adebayo Akinfenwa has joined Faversham Town

He last played for WycombeRex

The 40-year-old however has come out of retirement to sign for the Lilywhites and help them battle against relegation.

The club revealed that manager Sammy Moore was able to convince the veteran striker to sign.

And Akinfenwa could make his debut for the club today against Lancing as he has been named on the bench.

The club confirmed the signing with the statement: “Faversham Town F.C have landed a major coup, signing a hugely popular former professional striker.

“Adebayo Akinfenwa 40, joins the Lilywhites to further help bolster their frontline in their battle against relegation as he comes out of retirement.”

And fans were left stunned, as one tweeted: “WTFFFFF.”

A second wrote: “Go on mate, The Beast AKA Benjamin Button.”

A third commented: “This is fantastic, I’ve never been so close to rubbing my eyes in disbelief.”


A fourth said: “That’s just unbelievable.”

A fifth added: “Nah this is nuts.”

Last July, Akinfenwa appeared in an eighth-tier match as he played for Hashtag United.

He enjoyed a 45-minute cameo before being replaced by former Love Island contestant Toby Aromolaran.

After the game, he suggested that his knee “doesn’t seem like it wants to work anymore”.

While Faversham will be hoping his knee holds up in their relegation fight.

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