Bassey Akpan Nigeria Football player

Bassey Akpan Nigeria Football player

Bassey Akpan (born January 6, 1984 in Eket, Akwa Ibom State) is a Nigerian football (soccer) player currently with Abia Warriors F.C. on loan from Bayelsa United.

CAREER

Akpan wears size 7½ or small 8 boot and loves jersey number 18. He has a Nigerian FA Cup bronze medal with the Sunshine Stars F.C. of Akure in 2002. On 3 August 2008 left Bayelsa United F.C. and move on loan to Heartland F.C., returning in September to Bayelsa. He rejoined Heartland ahead of the 2010-11 season after Bayelsa was relegated. He signed for Hoang Anh Gia Lai Club in Vietnam on a one-year contract in October 2011.

He re-signed with Bayelsa ahead of the 2015 Nigeria season. After three games he joined Abia Warriors on loan for the rest of the season.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER

In 2001, he was in the Nigerian U-17 squad at the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship that took place in Trinidad & Tobago which lost in the final game to earn a well-deserved silver medal, earning Akpan the best goalkeeper award of the tournament.

He made his full senior debut on March 3, 2010 as a late substitute in the 5-2 win over Congo DR. He was also Nigeria’s number one goalkeeper in the 2010 WAFU Nations Cup and won the Gold Medal

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