Lawrence Akandu

Intro Football player
A.K.A. Lawrence Chimezie Akandu
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Nigeria
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 10 December 1974, Nigeria, Nigeria
Star sign Sagittarius
Sports Teams
Shatin SA
Kitchee SC
Mutual FC
Hoi Fan
Happy Valley AA
Hong Kong Football Club
Yuen Long FC
Sun Source FC
Mutual FC
Hong Kong national football team

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.

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 Wisla Krakow in 1994. He played for Hong Kong First Division side Frankwell, Five-One-Seven, Tung Po. 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,

Honours

With Kitchee: Hong Kong Second Division League: 2002–03 With Happy Valley: Hong Kong Senior Shield: 2003–04 Hong Kong FA Cup: 2003–04 With Tung Po: Hong Kong Junior Shield: 2005–06 With Shatin SA: Hong Kong Junior Shield: 2007–08 Hong Kong Third Division League: 2007–08 Hong Kong Junior Shield: 2008–09 Hong Kong Second Division League: 2008–09

Career statistics

Club career

As of 14 November 2009

Club Season League League Cup Senior Shield FA Cup AFC Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Happy Valley 2003–04 14 9 5 1 3 0 3 1 6 3 31 14
2004–05 14 4 1 0 2 0 3 1 19 5
Total 28 13 6 1 5 0 6 2 6 3 50 19
Club Season League Junior Shield Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tung Po 2005–06 21 21 2 2 23 23
Total 21 21 2 2 23 23
Club Season League League Cup Senior Shield FA Cup AFC Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hong Kong FC 2006–07 13 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 16 2
Total 13 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 16 2
Club Season League Junior Shield FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shatin SA 2007–08 4 4 0 0 4 4
Season League Junior Shield FA Cup Total
2008–09 16 13 5 5 1 0 22 18
Total 20 17 5 5 1 0 26 22
Mutual FC 2009–10 7 7 7 7
Total 7 7 5 5 7 7
Career Total

International career

As of 15 January 2007

# Date Venue Opponents Result Goals Competition
1 4 December 2003 Tokyo, Japan  South Korea 1–3 1 East Asian Cup 2003
2 7 December 2003 Saitama, Japan  Japan 0–1 0 East Asian Cup 2003
3 10 December 2003 Yokohama, Japan  China PR 1–3 0 East Asian Cup 2003
4 19 February 2004 Kuantan, Malaysia  Malaysia 3–1 0 FIFA World Cup 2006 Qual.
5 9 June 2004 Kuwait City, Kuwait  Kuwait 0–4 0 FIFA World Cup 2006 Qual.
6 8 September 2004 Hong Kong, Hong Kong  Kuwait 0–2 0 FIFA World Cup 2006 Qual.
7 17 November 2004 Hong Kong, Hong Kong  China PR 0–7 0 FIFA World Cup 2006 Qual.

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