Julius Akosah

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Julius Akosah
Julius Pongla Akosah.JPG
Personal information
Full name Julius Pongla Akosah
Date of birth (1982-10-16) 16 October 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Cameroon
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Happy Valley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Rangers (HKG)
2003–2006 Sun Hei (24)
2006–2008 Kitchee 27 (19)
2008–2009 Eastern 18 (7)
2009–2010 Sun Hei 15 (3)
2010–2011 Persija Jakarta 2 (0)
2010–2011 Bontang (loan) 11 (3)
2011 Sun Hei 2 (0)
2012 Tuen Mun 9 (1)
2013– Happy Valley 0 (0)
National team
2006 Cameroon 0 (0)
2009–2010 Hong Kong 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 December 2011

Julius Pongla Akosah (Chinese: 阿古沙 Akosah, born (1982-10-16)16 October 1982) is a Cameroonian-Hongkonger professional association football player, his position is striker. He was called for Cameroon but he is eligible to play for Hong Kong in international tournaments. Hong Kong football fans commonly use Agumon as a nickname for him because of his transcriptional name. He is currently playing for Hong Kong First Division club Happy Valley.

Club career[edit]

Akosah has played for a few clubs in Hong Kong First Division League including Buler Rangers, Sun Hei, Kitchee and Eastern. In summer 2009, Akosah returned to Sun Hei as Eastern returned to Third Division League.

Spending a year in Sun Hei, Akosah decided not to extend his contract with Sun Hei. On 12 August 2010, The Jakarta Globe reports that Indonesian Super League club Persija Jakarta said it had secured the services of Julius Akosah.[1]

Akosah returned to Sun Hei in September 2011, but on 5 January 2012, Sun Hei released him and he moved to Tuen Mun SA.[2] Akosah scored in the 60th minute on his debut for Tuen Mun on 7 January 2012 against Wofoo Tai Po, but the match ended 1–1.[3]

International career[edit]

Akosah's outstanding performance in 2005 AFC Cup caught the attention of the coach of the Cameroon national football team. He was called for the training squad for 2006 Africa Cup of Nations but was left out of the final squad.

In 2009 Akosah became a permanent resident of Hong Kong and applied for a Hong Kong passport, but his application failed, so he is not eligible to play for the Hong Kong football team in international matches. Akosah made his debut for Hong Kong on 29 December 2009 in the Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup. He scored twice to secure a 2:1 victory for Hong Kong at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground.[4] In the 2nd leg Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup match, on 2 January 2010, he received his first red card for Hong Kong.

# Date Venue Opponent Result Scored Competition
2009–10
1[5] 29 December 2009 Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Hong Kong Guangdong 2–1 2 2010 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
2[6] 2 January 2010 Zhaoqing Sports Center, Zhaoqing, China Guangdong 0–2 0 2010 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sun Hei

Kitchee

Individual[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 28 July 2010
Club Season League Senior Shield League Cup FA Cup AFC Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sun Hei 2003–04 12 3 3 2 N/A 20
2004–05 8 1 1 1 7 18
2005–06 4 0 3 0 5 6 9
All 24 4 7 3 13 47
Kitchee 2006–07 17 15 3 0 5 2 2 2 N/A 27 19
2007–08 10 4 3 1 3 1 1 1 N/A 17 7
All 27 19 6 1 8 3 5 3 N/A 44 26
Eastern 2008–09 18 7 1 0 3 1 1 0 5 1 28 9
All 18 7 1 0 3 1 1 0 5 1 28 9
Sun Hei 2009–10 15 3 2 1 N/A 1 0 N/A 18 4
All 15 3 2 1 N/A 1 0 N/A 18 4

International[edit]

As of 3 March 2010
National team Club Season Apps Goals
Hong Kong Sun Hei 2009–10 0 0
Persija Jakarta 2010–11 0 0
Total 0 0

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