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George Akpabio Nigeria Footballer

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.

CLUB CAREER

Plateau United

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. In January 2012 Akpabio transferred to the South African club.

Ajax Cape Town

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)

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.

Chippa United (loan)

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

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.

Yeni Malatyaspor

On 16 July 2015 it was announced that Akpabio had joined Yeni Malatyaspor, playing in the TFF First League, the 2nd tier of professional football in Turkey.

CAREER STATISTICS

Club

As of 27 October 2013
Club performanceLeagueCupContinentalOtherTotal
SeasonClubLeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
NigeriaLeagueChallenge CupAfrica1Other2Total
2010–11Plateau UnitedNigeria Premier League30183018
South AfricaLeagueNedbank CupAfrica1Other2Total
2011–12Ajax Cape TownPremier Soccer League101101
2012–13Vasco da Gama (loan)National First Division17141714
2013–14Chippa United (loan)21132113
2014–15Chippa UnitedPremier Soccer League4040
TotalNigeria30183018
South Africa52285228
Career total82468246
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 22 October 2014.

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

2 Includes Telkom Knockout and MTN 8 matches.

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