Akinade signs for Ho Chi Minh City FC of Vietnam
Much mystery has surrounded the sudden departure of experienced League of Ireland striker, Ishmael Akinade from Waterford FC in recent days with multiple media sources declaring the former Bohemians and Bray Wanderers striker had indeed returned to his country of birth, Nigeria. However, according to the unofficial news source for Ho Chi Minh City Football club, HCMCFC.NET are reporting the twenty-five-year-old striker has signed for the Vietnamese club.
Breaking news: City have a new striker Ismaheel Akinade who will make his debut tonight against Viettel. More to follow.....— HCMCFC (@HCMCFC1) June 28, 2019
Appearing to verify their story, @HCMCFC1 went on to post a team-sheet for the clubs National Cup game away to Viettel tonight, a team-sheet which clearly includes the name of Ishmael Akinade.
UPDATE: Akinade’s transfer has now been officially confirmed by the club in an announcement video posted on the clubs official Facebook page.