Top level professional football is lucrative and profitable, but the physical demands of the game makes it impossible for anyone to play professional football forever, and they have to retire at some point. When these guys retire, some of them detach themselves from the game, while others remain by being sporting directors and managers.
Joseph Akpala represented the Super Eagles from 2008-2013, he also scored 10 goals for the Flying Eagles. He played professional club football in Nigeria, Belgium, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and Romania, but he spent most of his time in Belgium and won the Belgian Golden Boot in 2008.
His experience and understanding of the Belgian league is probably one of the reasons he got the coaching job in a Belgian topflight club, Koninklijke Voetbalclub Kortrijk, often simply called KV Kortrijk or KVK.
The 36-year-old who scored 56 goals in 168 games for Club Brugge will be the assistant manager of Adnan Custovic. He and Jimmy Hempte are replacing the departed Bart Meert & Damien Januel.
The club announced the development on their social media pages and official website. Congratulations to them.
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