North Queensland Fury secure Akoto signature

North Queensland Fury have secured the signature of Togo national team defender Eric Akoto.

North Queensland Fury have secured the signature of Togo national team defender Eric Akoto.

The 29-year old Ghanaian-born Akoto was rumoured to be signing with the Fury last week but it wasn’t made official until yesterday.

Akoto, who has played a large portion of his career in Austria, was delighted to be calling Townsville his new home.

“I'm very happy and honoured to now call myself a North Queensland Fury player," said Akoto.

"The A-League has a growing reputation around the world as a very competitive and highly skilful league.

"And it's this, combined with the great set-up here at the Fury, which attracted me to Australia.

"I've been able to watch a couple of training sessions since I arrived in Townsville and I'm impressed with the squad we have.

"As one of the senior players, I hope to be able to pass on my knowledge to those around me and help play my part in a successful season for the North Queensland Fury."

Akoto has represented Togo on 56 occasions and the most notable clubs he has played for include Austria Vienna, Rot-Weiss Erfurt, Grazer AK and Kapfenberg. He most recently played with OFI Crete in Greece’s second division.

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