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Watch Video of Overjoyed Nigerian Mom Who Thanked Jesus After Seeing Son Play in World Cup

A Nigerian mother has expressed overwhelming joy after watching her son play for Canada in the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The woman who was identified as Dee Adekugbe moved a lot of social media users after her reaction to the football match.

The fresh legs of the Canadian team, currently ranked 41st in world football, faced an elite squad of Belgium, ranked 2nd in FIFA’s latest ranking.


Dee could not hold her joy upon sighting her son Sam Adekugbe who plays for a Turkish club, Hatayspor, come off the bench as a substitute.

Watch video below…

She was seen in a video screaming joyously after seeing her son come off the bench The footballer came on the pitch as a substitute against Belgium in their opening match.

Screaming and jumping in elation, the 27-year-old’s mother said, “my son is in world cup, Yeah baby, thank You Jesus”.

The left-back featured for Canada in their first world cup appearance since 1986. The game ended 1-0 in favour of the Belgians despite a sterling performance from the North Americans.

A lot of comments have traced her reaction on social media as netizens sent various comments over the viral video.

See comments below…

fred_esosa wrote, “I knew something was diff about that guy the moment he stepped on the pitch, dreams do come through❤️❤️”.

_absolut3: “I’m Belgian and I think that Canada played better, we were so bad today we just got lucky”.

ibandaw10 wrote: “Love that ❤️. Canada deserved better too. Very impressed by their display.”

iamderando: “Awww ? That’s the Dream Mama. The Joy of every Mother! ? One day, Just one day, Very soon! ?.”

Finally, Weah appears in the World Cup

In other related stories, the son of Liberian President, George Weah has appeared in a FIFA senior men’s World Cup.


On Tuesday, November 22, Timothy Weah played for the USA Men’s National Team in the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Muhideen Ajibade
Muhideen Ajibade
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