Lawrence Akandu

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Lawrence Akandu
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Personal information
Full nameLawrence Chimezie Akandu
Date of birth (1974-12-10) 10 December 1974 (age 46)
Place of birth Benin City, Nigeria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1991–1992 Sharks F.C.
1993–1994 Wisła Kraków
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1994–1996 Frankwell
1996–? Five-One-Seven
?–2002 Tung Po
2002–2003 Kitchee (15)
2003–2005 Happy Valley 28 (13)
2005–2006 Tung Po 21 (23)
2006–2007 HKFC 13 (2)
2007–2009 Shatin 28 (17)
2009–2012 Mutual 7 (7)
2012–2013 Yuen Long 0 (0)
2013–2014 Kwong Wah
2014–2015 Sun Source FC
2015–2018 Mutual 19 (6)
National team
2003–2004 Hong Kong 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 17 May 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2009

Lawrence Chimezie Akandu (Chinese :羅倫士Lawrence, born 10 December 1974 in Nigeria) is a Nigerian-born Hong Kong football player who currently plays for Hoi Fan in the Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol.

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Biography

Early career

Akandu started his career and made his name as a centre forward but has become a defender.

Akandu moved to Hong Kong from the Polish club Wisła Kraków in 1994. [1] He played for Hong Kong First Division side Frankwell, Five-One-Seven, Tung Po. [2]

In the summer of 2002, Akandu joined Hong Kong Second Division club Kitchee. As a physically powerful centre forward, he scored 15 goals in the 2002–03 season, helping Kitchee earn promotion to the Hong Kong First Division.

Happy Valley

In 2003–04 season, Akandu joined Happy Valley, one of the top team in Hong Kong First Division League. Despite lack of first division experience, he quickly adapted in the competition. He scored ten goals in the first-half season and led the Top Soccer table.

International career

In November 2003, Akandu acquired Hong Kong permanent resident status and played as a striker in the Hong Kong representative team. He scored on his debut for Hong Kong in the East Asian Football Championship 2003 against Korea Republic on 4 December 2003, where he scored the only goal for Hong Kong. [3]

Honours

With Kitchee:

With Happy Valley:

With Tung Po:

With Shatin SA:

Career statistics

Club career

As of 14 November 2009

ClubSeason League League Cup Senior Shield FA Cup AFC Cup Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Happy Valley 2003–04 149513031633114
2004–05 144102031195
Total2813615062635019
ClubSeason League Junior Shield Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Tung Po 2005–06 2121222323
Total2121222323
ClubSeason League League Cup Senior Shield FA Cup AFC Cup Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Hong Kong FC 2006–07 132002010162
Total132002010162
ClubSeason League Junior Shield FA Cup Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Shatin SA 2007–08 440044
Season League Junior Shield FA Cup Total
2008–09 161355102218
Total201755102622
Mutual FC 2009–10 7777
Total775577
Career Total

International career

As of 15 January 2007

#DateVenueOpponentsResultGoalsCompetition
14 December 2003Tokyo, JapanFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1–31 East Asian Cup 2003
27 December 2003 Saitama, JapanFlag of Japan.svg  Japan 0–10 East Asian Cup 2003
310 December 2003 Yokohama, JapanFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 1–30 East Asian Cup 2003
419 February 2004 Kuantan, Malaysia Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 3–10 FIFA World Cup 2006 Qual.
59 June 2004 Kuwait City, Kuwait Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 0–40 FIFA World Cup 2006 Qual.
68 September 2004Hong Kong, Hong KongFlag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 0–20 FIFA World Cup 2006 Qual.
717 November 2004Hong Kong, Hong KongFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 0–70 FIFA World Cup 2006 Qual.

Notes and references

  1. "Dudu Omagbeni przed debiutem – Wislakrakow.com". Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  2. Lawrence Akandu at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. Match highlights – Hong Kong 1:3 Korea Rep., YouTube

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