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Deji Akande

Position
RW / RM / LW
Pref. Foot
Right
Country
Nigeria
Age
22
Height
176 cm / 5'9
Weight
64 kg / 141lbs
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Top Fan
Points
291,150

Season Performance

Minutes Played %
86%
Player Rating
788
Goals
3
Key Passes
36
Expected Goals
3.68
Shot Accuracy %
26%
Dribble Completion %
43%
Pass Completion %
76%

Last Match Performance

Minutes Played
90
Player Rating
54
Goals
0
Assists
0
Expected Goals
0.25
Shots On Target
1
Dribbles Completed
2
Pass Completion %
78%
R Result MIN RAT G AS xG OT DR P%
1 NJA 0-1 BON 47 39 0 0 0.15 0 0 92%
2 TOK 3-1 NJA 90 54 0 0 0.19 0 0 86%
3 BEN 0-0 NJA 90 51 0 0 0.03 1 0 73%
4 NJA 5-0 PAL 19 24 0 0 0.23 0 0 81%
5 AMZ 3-0 NJA 90 39 0 0 0.04 1 0 76%
6 NJA 2-1 LDN 21 17 0 0 0.23 0 1 64%
7 RIY 4-2 NJA 90 46 0 0 0.00 0 0 88%
8 NJA 2-0 PAR 90 87 2 0 0.76 2 0 69%
9 ANG 1-1 NJA 90 48 0 0 0.11 1 1 64%
10 NJA 2-1 MAN 90 63 0 1 0.00 0 0 81%
11 NUS 2-0 NJA 90 39 0 0 0.00 0 0 65%
12 BON 0-1 NJA 90 65 0 0 0.44 2 0 73%
13 NJA 2-0 TOK 90 80 0 1 0.43 1 3 83%
14 NJA 2-0 BEN 90 82 1 0 0.82 1 2 72%
15 PAL 0-1 NJA 90 54 0 0 0.25 1 2 78%
Deji Akande is larger than life 22-year-old Nigerian right winger who many have predicted will have a huge future in the game. Standing at 176cm, he’s not the tallest player, but he makes up for it with his power, technique and tenacity. He’s a hugely popular figure in the dressing room. He grew up in the inner city suburb of Ajengunle in Lagos, the same area as Super Eagles legends like Odion Ighalo, Taribo West and Obafemi Martins so professional football has always been a dream of his. Even though he now lives in Victoria Island, you’ll frequently find him in Ajengunle visiting people at Boundary Market. Off the field, celebrity culture is something he’s fascinated with. Deji’s biggest passion though is music. The rise of Nigerian music artists like Whizkid, Burna Boy, Davido and Ckay has been hugely inspiring for Deji and his generation.
shooting
Long Shots
Finishing
Header Shots
69
89
50
Volleys
Free Kick Shots
Penalties
63
92
57
possession
First Touch
Dribbling
Line Breaking
92
89
80
Positioning
Set Piece
82
65
defending
Tackling
Intercepting
Disruption
37
60
47
Marking
Clearing
Set Piece
55
50
46
delivery
Short Passing
Long Passing
Through Balls
Heading
86
71
84
85
Crossing
Long Throws
Corners
89
86
86
physical
Speed
Acceleration
Fitness
Stamina
92
90
89
71
Strength
Power
Hardiness
Jumping
46
77
81
76
goalkeeping
Reflexes
Net Coverage
Handling
15
13
14
Diving
One-on-One
Penalties
14
16
19