George Akpabio

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George Akpabio
Personal information
Full name George Akpabio
Date of birth (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Jos, Nigeria
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Chippa United
Number 9
Youth career
Plateau United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Plateau United 30 (18)
2012– Ajax Cape Town 10 (1)
2012–2013 Vasco da Gama (loan) 17 (14)
2013–2014 Chippa United (loan) 21 (13)
2014– Chippa United 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

George Akpabio (born 16 November 1992 in Jos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Chippa United in the Premier Soccer League.[1]

Club career[edit]

Plateau United[edit]

Akpabio made his professional debut for Plateau United during the 2011–2012 season, in which he became the clubs all time leading goal scorer, with 18 goals. He had attracted interest from the Norwegian club Viking FK, however he failed to transfer, since Plateau United were battling relegation, and they refused to let him go.[2] In January 2012 Akpabio transferred to the South African club.

Ajax Cape Town[edit]

Acquired from Plateau United during the Winter transfer window of the 2011–12 season, Akpabio made his debut for Ajax Cape Town on 2 February 2012 against ZESCO, in an International friendly match with the club from Zambia, winning (3–1). He was acquired by Ajax Cape Town in January 2012 as a transfer from Nigerian club Plateau United making 10 league appearances during the second half of the season scoring once.

Vasco da Gama (loan)[edit]

For the 2012/13 season, Akpabio was loaned to Vasco da Gama, another club from Cape Town playing in the National First Division, making 17 league appearances, scoring 14 times, returning to Ajax Cape Town after serving his loan spell.[3]

Chippa United (loan)[edit]

For the 2013/14 season, Akpabio was loaned to Chippa United, another club from Cape Town playing in the National First Division once again, helping his side to a successful promotion to the top flight during his loan spell.

Chippa United[edit]

On 5 June 2014 it was revealed that Chippa United had exercised their right to sign the striker, with Akpabio signing a 2,5 year contract with the club.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 27 October 2013[5][6]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nigeria League Challenge Cup Africa1 Other2 Total
2010–11 Plateau United Nigeria Premier League 30 18 - - - - - - 30 18
South Africa League Nedbank Cup Africa1 Other2 Total
2011–12 Ajax Cape Town Premier Soccer League 10 1 - - - - - - 10 1
2012–13 Vasco da Gama (loan) National First Division 17 14 - - - - - - 17 14
2013–14 Chippa United (loan) 21 13 - - - - - - 21 13
2014–15 Chippa United Premier Soccer League 4 0 - - - - - - 4 0
Total Nigeria 30 18 - - - - - - 30 18
South Africa 52 28 - - - - - - 52 28
Career total 82 46 - - - - - - 82 46
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 22 October 2014.[7]

1 Includes CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup and CAF Super Cup matches.

2 Includes Telkom Knockout and MTN 8 matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Akpabio". MTN Football. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Viking target August trials for Akpabio Loute". Super Sport. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Trio return from loan to Ajax squad". Super Sport. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "George Akpabio Has Signed A Two-Year Deal With Chippa United". Soccer Laduma. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "George Akpabio – MTN Football profile". MTN Football. 
  6. ^ "George Akpabio profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ajax Cape Town – Golden Arrows". Soccerway.