“You Made It”: Moment Ademola Lookman’s Mum Ran to Him after His Europa League Heroics Goes Viral

“You Made It”: Moment Ademola Lookman’s Mum Ran to Him after His Europa League Heroics Goes Viral

  • Super Eagles player and Atalanta's midfielder Ademola Lookman is the man of the moment as his recent exploits in the Uefa Europa League final echo around the world
  • Clips from Dublin of his mum, old coaches and family members celebrating with him after his UEL heroics have rented the air across the Nigerian social media space
  • One of the videos that has caught the attention of many netizens is the moment his mum raced onto the pitch to celebrate with Lookman, screaming into his ears, "You made it!"

The UEFA Europa League final was played in Dublin on Wednesday night, May 22, 2024. The Italian side Atalanta proved that their place in the final was no fluke, breaking Bayer Leverkusen's 50-game unbeaten record.

One man single-handedly did the damage as the world watched Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman run riot against the Bundesliga champions. On the night, Lookman became the first player to score a hat-trick in the final of a European competition.

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Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman and his mum.
Amidst his UEL heroics, video of Ademola Lookman's mum racing onto the pitch to celebrate with him goes viral. Photo credit: @molalookman
Source: Instagram

His first-half brace and a third in the second which nearly ripped the net from the goalpost completed his historic goal treble. After the game, clips of Ademola's mum racing onto the pitch to celebrate with him stirred massive emotions online.

"You made it" - Lookman's mum screams

In the viral, Ademola Lookman's mum was seen screaming as she hugged her son while telling him you made it.

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Legit.ng recalls reporting when Ademola Lookman joined the Nigerian Super Eagles for the 2023 AFCON. He was part of the team that got to the AFCON final.

Lookman's dad was in Cote d'Ivoire to support his son throughout the 2023 AFCON tournament.

In the trending clips from the UEL final, Lookman spoke to some journalists about his mum, and why he would forever be indebted to her for all the sacrifices she made so that he could become a successful footballer.

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Watch clips of Lookman and his mum below:

See the moment Lookman's mum ran onto the pitch celebrate with him:

Reactions trail video of Lookman and his mum

Here are some of the comments that trailed the viral clips:


"Fathers! What's our offence in this life?"


"God bless all the true mothers out there."


"Strong Naija Mama I greet you."


"Thanks to Amaju who made sure this great guy switched his allegiance to Nigeria. Congrats to the awaiting African footballer of the year."


"All mother like clinshing congratulations."


"Ghana go think say na Shaolin soccer."


"This guy broke more than 7 records this night. Bayer laverkusen na hot cake, na you come break their records come score hat trick."


"He’s market value just went up boom 100m."


"The three goals were absolute bangers."


"This guyy play for Nigeria matches then we gave osimen his impact Now you own it to yourself shine ✨ on Glory Boy."

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Ademola Lookman seen miming Asake's song

Meanwhile Legit.ng recalls reporting a video of Ademola Lookman miming one of Asake's songs when he joined the Super Eagles camo for the 2023 AFCON.

That was his first tournament with the team. He and his colleague, Calvin Bassey were made to stand on a chair and sing as they were fully inducted into the Super Eagles camp as a proper national team player.

Proofread by Kola Muhammed, journalist and copyeditor at Legit.ng

Source: Legit.ng

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