Julius Pongla Akosah (Chinese: 亞古沙 Akosah, born 16 October 1982) is a former Cameroon-born Hong Kong professional footballer who currently plays as an amateur for Hong Kong Second Division club Fu Moon. His position was striker. He was once called up by Cameroon in 2006. Hong Kong football fans commonly use Agumon as a nickname for him because of his transcriptional name.
|Full name||Julius Pongla Akosah|
|Date of birth||16 October 1982|
|Place of birth||Buea, Cameroon|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2010–2011||→ Bontang (loan)||14||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2020|
Akosah has played for a few clubs in Hong Kong First Division League including Buler Rangers, Sun Hei, Kitchee and Eastern. In summer 2009, Akosah returned to Sun Hei as Eastern self-relegated to the Third Division League.
Spending a year in Sun Hei, Akosah decided not to extend his contract with Sun Hei. On 12 August 2010, The Jakarta Globe reports that Indonesian Super League club Persija Jakarta said it had secured the services of Julius Akosah.
Akosah returned to Sun Hei in September 2011, but on 5 January 2012, Sun Hei released him and he moved to Tuen Mun. Akosah scored in the 60th minute on his debut for Tuen Mun on 7 January 2012 against Tai Po, but the match ended 1–1.
Akosah's outstanding performance in 2005 AFC Cup caught the attention of the coach of the Cameroon national football team. He was called for the training squad for 2006 Africa Cup of Nations but was left out of the final squad.
In 2009, Akosah became a permanent resident of Hong Kong and applied for a Hong Kong passport, but his application failed, so he is not eligible to play for the Hong Kong football team in international matches. Akosah made his debut for Hong Kong on 29 December 2009 in the Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup. He scored twice to secure a 2:1 victory for Hong Kong at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground. In the 2nd leg Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup match, on 2 January 2010, he received his first red card for Hong Kong.
|1||29 December 2009||Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Hong Kong||Guangdong||2–1||2||2010 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup|
|2||2 January 2010||Zhaoqing Sports Center, Zhaoqing, China||Guangdong||0–2||0||2010 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup|
- Hong Kong First Division League
- Winner: 2003–04, 2004–05
- Hong Kong League Cup
- Winner: 2003–04, 2004–05
- Hong Kong Senior Shield
- Winner: 2004–05
- Hong Kong FA Cup
- Winner: 2004–05, 2005–06
- As of 28 July 2010
|Club||Season||League||Senior Shield||League Cup||FA Cup||AFC Cup||Total|
- Persija hopes new faces would end title drought. Archived 23 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- (in Chinese)晨曦周六鬥飛馬 爭做首循環冠軍[permanent dead link] The Sun (Hong Kong). 5 January 2012. 文： 黎永淦
- (in Chinese)晨曦打少兩個慘負飛馬 Oriental Daily. 8 January 2012.
- 32nd Guangdong-HK Cup 1st leg official match result from HKFA
- 32nd Guangdong-HK Cup – Match Results, Hong Kong Football Association, 29 December 2009
- 32nd Guangdong-HK Cup – Match Results, Hong Kong Football Association, 2 January 2010