Ross County have completed of the signing of South Sudan forward William Akio who recently starred in a viral video clip after clearing his own teammate’s shot off the line.
The 23-year-old joins from Canadian side Valour to become Malky Mackay’s tenth summer signing and join up with his brother Victor Loturi who also recently joined the Highlands side.
Akio, who has been capped four times by South Sudan, went viral on social media earlier this month when he made the bizarre to stop a certain goal for his own team and put the ball wide.
However, there were plenty of better moments for Akio at Winnipeg-based Valour, where he scored 10 goals and provided four assists in 43 games.
County manager Malky Mackay told the club’s official website: “William is a player we have been tracking for a number of months and we are delighted to bring him to Dingwall.
“He has performed consistently and regularly at Valour FC and although he is still learning, he is an exciting addition to our group.
“William is an ambitious and driven player, and we look forward to developing him further in his time with us.”
Valour revealed they had sold Akio for an undisclosed fee.
“Willy has been an important piece for us over the past two seasons,” head coach Phillip Dos Santos said.
““It was a hard decision for us as a club, but we see it as a great opportunity for the next player in line, and an opportunity for Willy to grow as a player. We wish him the best of luck in the next stage of his career.”
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