We wonder what went through William Akio’s head on this action…
Terrible “bad buzz” for William Akio. Unknown player playing at Valor FC, a Canadian first division club based in Winnipeg, the South Sudanese striker has been entitled to his moment of “glory” on social networks for a few hours. Blame it on a completely improbable action he performed during a championship game against the Halifax Wanderers.
Akio as Choupo-Moting!
We play the 18e minute and the score is still 0-0 when the Valor FC players, on a cross from the left side, get a huge chance. The ball, poorly controlled by the goalkeeper, is even about to enter when William Akio appears at the far post to clear it… before it completely crosses the line! The slow motions are formal: there is no goal.
WHAT DID WE JUST WITNESS!? 👀
One of the most bizarre sequences in soccer history, as this player celebrates a “goal” too early and kicks the ball into the sky BEFORE it fully crosses the line 💀#FIFA22 | #WAS | #soccer pic.twitter.com/JdTrfaE0ss
—OneSoccer (@onesoccer) July 10, 2022
An incomprehensible gesture fortunately without consequence for his team, which won on the wire (1-0) thanks to Moses Dyer (84e). This legendary failure joins in the legend that of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting who, with PSG in April 2019 against Strasbourg, in Ligue 1, had released on the line a ball stung by Christopher Nkunku which spun in the Alsatian cage. Memorable.
😳 We’re not exactly sure what Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was doing here⁉️ The @PSG_English man denied his own teammate and left the ball sitting on the goal line. pic.twitter.com/blFnaPoOQA
— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) April 7, 2019