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Akpala Joins Saudi Club Al Faisaly On One-Season Deal

Akpala Joins Saudi Club Al Faisaly On One-Season Deal

By Johnny Edward:

Nigerian striker, Joseph Akpala, has signed a one year deal with Saudi Arabian side, Al Faisaly Harmah Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Akpala who was released by his former Belgian club, KV Oostende following the end of his contract, has an option to extend to another season.

He becomes the second Nigerian player to have moved to the Saudi Professional League after Ahmed Musa swapped Leicester City for Al Nassr.

The 31 year old striker has featured for several clubs including Sporting Charleroi, Club Brugge, Werder Bremen and Karabukspor of Turkey.

He scored nine goals in 36 appearances for KV Oostende in the Belgian Pro league division last season after he joined the Belgian club in the 2015/16 season.

Akpala made seven international appearances for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and scored one goal for the three time African Champions.

The 2018/2019 Saudi Professional League season kicks off next week with Al Faisaly Harmah battling Al Batin in their opener next Friday.

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