Alex Tayo Akande

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Alex Tayo Akande
Alex Oluwatayo Akande.JPG
Personal information
Full name Alexander Oluwatayo Akande
Date of birth (1989-02-09) 9 February 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Kitchee
Number 8
Youth career
2006–2007 Eastbourne Borough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Waltham Forest 16 (10)
2008 Advance Tai Chung 7 (7)
2009 Eastern 15 (9)
2009–2010 Kitchee 9 (4)
2009–2010 Tai Chung (loan) 12 (3)
2010–2011 Tai Chung 19 (3)
2011–2012 Biu Chun Rangers 4 (2)
2012 HK Sapling (loan) 12 (9)
2012–2013 Tai Po FC 30 (19)
2013– Kitchee 13 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alexander Oluwatayo Akande (born 9 February 1989 in Lagos), more commonly known as Alex Tayo, is a Nigerian footballer. He currently plays for Kitchee in the Hong Kong First Division League.

Career[edit]

Akande arrived in Hong Kong from England after a year with Waltham Forest[1] at 18. He played for Advance Tai Chung in the Hong Kong second division which piqued the interest of first division side Eastern Hong Kong and they signed Alex in January 2009.[2]

Akande spent two weeks training with Premier League club Blackpool and played in their last pre-season friendly against Hibernian and a weekend with Football League Two club Accrington Stanley.

Akande is now working on his paper that will allow him to play in England – he lived in England with his British family before moving to Hong Kong.[citation needed]

Kithcee SC[edit]

On 29 July 2013, Akande played against Manchester United in an exhibition match for Kitchee SC. He scored Kitchee's second goal in the 2–5 defeat on 68 minutes, as he turned Chris Smalling inside out before firing home.[3][4]

Akande scored his first goal for Kitchee in the 2013 AFC Cup on 17 September 2013 in the quarter final match first leg against Al-Faisaly in the Mongkok Stadium.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 July 2013.

Club Season Domestic
League
Domestic
Cups
Continental
Competitions1
Other
Tournaments2
Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Advance Tai Chung 2008–09 7 7 3 3 10 10
Eastern 2008–09 9 3 3 3 0 0 12 6
Tai Chung 2009–10 9 3 2 0 11 3
Kitchee 2009–10 8 5 1 0 9 5
Tai Po FC 2009–10 18 13 12 6 30 19

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