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Lucas Kschischang

Ayo Akinola shares incredible story of childhood perseverance to succeed for his family

Ayo Akinola has burst onto the scene in 2020, leading Toronto FC in goals as the Reds battle for a second Supporters' Shield crown.

But the 20-year-old's story goes far beyond his notable exploits on the field. The Detroit-born, Brampton native revealed the incredible story of his upbringing in a TSN Original short film called “Together.”

Akinola delves into the harrowing tale of his young family's journey to Canada, his mother's struggle to provide and the drive that pushes him to become one of the world's best.

Catch the full story and film here, courtesy of TSN.