The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Joshua Peck

ADE­BAYO AK­IN­FENWA had rea­son to be pumped up this week after be­ing of­fi­cially an­nounced as FIFA 15’s strong­est player!

The mas­sive AFC Wim­ble­don striker (6ft 1ins and 15 stone) comes in ahead of Old­ham Ath­letic’s George Elokobi, for­mer QPR de­fender Chris Samba and Swansea City pow­er­house Wil­fried Bony.

Ak­in­fenwa had an­nounced that he would have been dis­ap­pointed if he did not re­tain his top place in the EA sports game and went so far as to chal­lenge his ri­vals to a bench-press chal­lenge!

Not that many would have got close to his per­sonal best of 180kgs (20.3 stone), more than enough to put the per­fectly-formed AFC Wim­ble­don com­mer­cial di­rec­tor Ivor Heller at ei­ther end of the dumb­ell!

The 32-year-old Ak­in­fenwa, who is in reg­u­lar strength bat­tles with Neil ‘Ra­zor’ Rud­dock on Soc­cer AM, said: “I like the tag of be­ing the strong­est player in foot­ball so I asked if I was still go­ing to be the strong­est when the new game comes out on Septem­ber 26.

“They told me the chances are very good. If I wasn’t the strong­est, I would have called out who ever they had cho­sen for a bench-press chal­lenge!”

Ak­if­nenwa is set to ap­pear at a Dons’ char­ity gala next week­end, when he will bench press the 5ft Heller to raise funds for Shoot­ing Star Chase Hospice and One Life UK.

The chal­lenge was laid down to Ak­in­fenwa at AFC Wim­ble­don’s re­cent Meet the Man­ager event.

The high­est weight bench pressed by any Bri­tish sports­man other than a weightlifter is the 220kgs cred­ited to Eng­land rugby lock An­drew Sheri­dan.

GUNS FOR HIRE: Ade­bayo Ak­in­fenwa pre­pares for his chal­lenge wih Ivor Heller

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