Belgian side KV Oostende have announced parting ways with Joseph Akpala after two different spells at the club.

The 33-year old Akpala first played for the side from 2015 to 2018, before a second period in January 2019.

Oostende released the news via their website today, and soon after the resumption of preseason since the league was ended by COVID-19 in May.

“Striker Joseph Akpala is not offered a new contract and is therefore again a free player. We thank ‘Joske’ for his boundless effort and excellent mentality and wish him every success in the further course of his career,” Oostende posted.

“Akpala played first time at KVO from 2015 to 2018 and in November 2019 he returned to the coast for a second period.

“In the first game after his return, he provided a goal and an assist for a 3-2 win against Anderlecht, but in his fourth game at KV Mechelen, he then dropped out with an injury.

“After New Year he only played in the home game against Waasland Beveren. His contract with KVO ran until June 30 but was extended until last Saturday. Then he played in the exhibition match against Varsenare, but now the collaboration ends,” concluded the brief.

Akpala profile includes past spells with the likes of Charleroi and Club Brugge, Germany’s Werder Bremen as well as Bendel Insurance in Nigeria.

Will the former Super Eagles striker manage to find another home somewhere abroad or maybe return home after 15 years.


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