Wycombe striker to miss Dons game in favour of the Super Bowl

Adebayo Akinfenwa will miss Wycombe's trip to Stadium MK on Saturday because he is watching the Super Bowl in Miami instead.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 1:14 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 1:15 pm
Adebayo Akinfenwa

The 37-year-old has made 31 appearances for the Chairboys this season, netting seven goals along the way. But he is currently in America to watch the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Fransisco 49ers in NFL's showpiece event in Florida on Sunday.

The former Northampton and AFC Wimbledon striker, who called Dean Lewington's decision to remain at MK Dons when Wimbledon moved from London in 2003 'the biggest betrayal in football' on Sky Sports recently, also missed Wycombe's game in favour of the Super Bowl in 2019 too.

Saturday's game will also mark the 10th anniversary of manager Gareth Ainsworth joining Wycombe from QPR on a permanent deal. He goes head-to-head with Dons boss Russell Martin, who holds the Chairboys stalwart in high regard.

"He's a good person, a good man," Martin said. "I spent a year on a course with him, I'd pick his brains, we had debates about football. I've got huge respect for someone who does the job that well over such a long period of time.

"He's such a good guy, and I'm sure we'll have a chat after the game tomorrow, but before that, I want to make sure I beat his football team."