Kanga Akalé

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Kanga Akalé
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Personal information
Full name Kanga Gauthier Akalé
Date of birth (1981-03-07) March 7, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arles-Avignon
Number 28
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Stella Club d'Adjame 17 (6)
1998–1999 Sion 25 (6)
1999–2003 FC Zurich 67 (8)
2003–2007 Auxerre 112 (24)
2007–2011 Lens 68 (5)
2007–2008 Marseille (loan) 19 (1)
2008–2009 Recreativo Huelva (loan) 26 (0)
2011–2012 Lekhwiya 2 (0)
2012 Panetolikos 9 (0)
2012–2013 Arles-Avignon 5 (0)
National team
2003– Cote d'Ivoire 35 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2007

Kanga Gauthier Akalé (born 7 March 1981) is an Ivorian football midfielder who currently plays for French club AC Arles-Avignon.

Career[edit]

In June 2007, Akalé signed a 4-year contract with Lens for an undisclosed transfer fee, and he was loaned to Marseille in January 2008, then Recreativo Huelva. Originally a striker, he now plays as a central midfielder or left winger he is a pacey player with top technical abilities.

In 2011, Akalé joined Qatari club Lekhwiya to cover for injured striker, and countryman Bakari Koné. He made his debut in the 2011 Qatari Stars Cup on November 11, and scored a hat-trick against Al Rayyan in a 3-1 win.[1]

On 31 January 2012, Akalé signed a 6-month contract with Greek club Panetolikos F.C..[2] About three months after becoming a free agent, on 24 October 2012, Akalé joined French Ligue 2 side Arles-Avignon on a two-year contract.[3]

International career[edit]

He has 35 caps for the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup.

Goals for Senior National Team[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
June 4, 2006 Bondoufle, France  Slovenia 3–0 Won Friendly
June 14, 2008 es, Botswana  Botswana 1–1 Draw 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification

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