Julius Akosah

Julius Pongla Akosah (Chinese: 亞古沙 Akosah, born (1982-10-16)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.

Julius Akosah
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Personal information
Full name Julius Pongla Akosah
Date of birth (1982-10-16) 16 October 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Buea, Cameroon
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Striker
Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Fu Moon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Rangers (HKG)
2003–2006 Sun Hei (24)
2006–2008 Kitchee 27 (19)
2008–2009 Eastern 18 (7)
2009–2010 Sun Hei 15 (3)
2010–2011 Persija Jakarta 2 (0)
2010–2011Bontang (loan) 14 (3)
2011 Sun Hei 2 (0)
2012 Tuen Mun 9 (1)
2012–2013 Rangers (HKG) 12 (3)
2013–2014 Happy Valley 7 (2)
2015–2016 Eastern District 17 (9)
2019 Kowloon City 9 (1)
2019– Fu Moon 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2020

Club careerEdit

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.[1]

Akosah returned to Sun Hei in September 2011, but on 5 January 2012, Sun Hei released him and he moved to Tuen Mun.[2] 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.[3]

International careerEdit

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.[4] In the 2nd leg Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup match, on 2 January 2010, he received his first red card for Hong Kong.

# Date Venue Opponent Result Scored Competition
2009–10
1[5] 29 December 2009 Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Hong Kong Guangdong 2–1 2 2010 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup
2[6] 2 January 2010 Zhaoqing Sports Center, Zhaoqing, China Guangdong 0–2 0 2010 Guangdong–Hong Kong Cup

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Sun Hei

Kitchee

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StatisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 28 July 2010
Club Season League Senior Shield League Cup FA Cup AFC Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sun Hei 2003–04 12 3 3 2 N/A 20
2004–05 8 1 1 1 7 18
2005–06 4 0 3 0 5 6 9
All 24 4 7 3 13 47
Kitchee 2006–07 17 15 3 0 5 2 2 2 N/A 27 19
2007–08 10 4 3 1 3 1 1 1 N/A 17 7
All 27 19 6 1 8 3 5 3 N/A 44 26
Eastern 2008–09 18 7 1 0 3 1 1 0 5 1 28 9
All 18 7 1 0 3 1 1 0 5 1 28 9
Sun Hei 2009–10 15 3 2 1 N/A 1 0 N/A 18 4
All 15 3 2 1 N/A 1 0 N/A 18 4

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