Most often than not, clubs are responsible for the election of the statue(s) of their legendary player or players at the club but this time, two Trabzonspor fans have erected the statue of Nigerian striker, Anthony Nwakaeme outside the club’s home ground.
Mustafa Bulut and Adem Birsen told a Turkish outlet that they hired a special sculptor to erect Anthony Nwakaeme status because they love and admire him a lot.
Birsen revealed that they could have picked any Turkish player but they decided to go with Nwakaeme because he is different from them and he embodies the values of the club.
Birsen to @61saat: “A long construction process of 6 months. We had it done with a special sculptor. We love & admire him very much”
“We could’ve picked any Turkish footballer, but Nwakaeme is a very different name for us. He came from outside and embody us. A man who loves Trabzonspor like us, we see him as one of us. He has the characteristics of Trabzon.”
“It cost 30 thousand TL, but the money is not important. Let him come here, we have food, we eat & drink. Let him continue to score. If Fenerbahçe has Alex, we have Nwakaeme. We love him very much, he should continue to score, he is our everything.”
Anthony Nwakaeme joined Trabzonspor from the Israeli side, Hapoel Beer Sheva during the 2018/2019 season, and scored 11 goals in 28 games.
He scored 12 goals in 33 matches in his second season and 9 in 40 in his third.
Nwakaeme already has 2 goals in 3 games for Trabzonspor this season.