Belgium Top Division Side Appoints Ex Nigeria International Striker As Assistant Coach

Belgium Top Division Side Appoints Ex Nigeria International Striker As Assistant Coach

Belgium Top Division Side Appoints Ex Nigeria International Striker As Assistant Coach – OwnGoal Nigeria

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Belgium top division side Kortrijk have announced the appointment of former Nigeria international striker Joseph Akpala as the new first assistant coach of the first team with immediate effect.

In an announcement on their website, the club said he will be coming in alongside Jimmy Hempte who will work as second assistant. They are both replacements for the departed duo of Bart Meert & Damien Januel.

Adnan Custovic still maintains his role as the head coach but will work closely with Akpala henceforth as they bid to improve on their current league position of 14th after eight games. Last season they finished 13th and the aim is to go a notch higher.

36 year old Akpala started his professional career abroad at Sporting Charleroi, where he won the top scorer title in 2008. He then scored 56 goals in 168 games for Club Brugge . After brief spells in Germany and Turkey, Akpala returned to Belgium where he played  for KV Oostende.

For the senior national team of Nigeria he had nine caps and scored once which was the winner in a friendly game against France during the build up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He was subsequently also a part of the team to the 2013 Confederation Cup.

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Source: OwnGoal Nigeria

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