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Apkala glad to join Karabukspor

20 August 2014, 10:06

Ankara - Werder Bremen striker Joseph Akpala has returned to Turkish side Karabukspor on a permanent deal following a successful loan stint at the club.

Akpala, 27, has put pen to a three-year deal with the Super Lig outfit after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed transfer fee.

The Jos-born frontman made 11 appearances and scored four goals for the Blue Flame last season, as a series of injury problems hampered his first-team involvement.

However, the Nigeria international is confident his injury problems are a thing of the past.

Also read: Akpala set for Reading switch

He told BBC Sport: "Sadly, things didn't work out with Werder but these things happen in football.

"My injury problems are over now and I am in a great shape for the coming season, which is a positive sign.

"I can only stay positive. Keep working hard and if I can carry that into the season then I will have a good campaign.

"The club will be competing domestically here in Turkey and in the Europa League, a very big motivation to fight hard and make a significant impact as well."

Prior to joining Werder Bremen in 2012, Akpala donned the colours of Club Brugge, Charleroi and Bendel Insurance FC.

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