Jerry Akaminko persuaded to resign with Turkish club Eskiserhirspor

Published on: 11 July 2016

Ghana international Jerry Akaminko has resigned with his former club Eskiserhirspor upon his return from a long term injury.

The injury prevented Black Stars defender Akaminko from playing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament leading to the termination of his previous contract.

The 25 year old is however back to the field and has decided to re-sign with Eskisehirspor claiming the club president Halil Unal convinced him to return.

“This is an opportunity to show my love for the team, I came here first for the president. I could not say no to him. I had to make a lot of sacrifice. I remember the old days I was happy, better days will come soon. We will be in the Premier League,”

“I want to thank the fans and especially our president, this club is very important to me. Eskisehir is a football city. We definitely do not deserve to be in the second league,” Akaminko stated during his unveiling.

Akaminko signed a three-year deal with Eskisehirspor on Monday, he played 57 games scoring once for them in four seasons before being released. Akaminko started his Turkey adventure in the 2008-2009 season with Orduspor before switching to Manisaspor from where he was signed by Eskisehirspor in the summer of 2012 for 1 million 350 thousand Euros. Eskisehirspor were however relegated at the end of last season’s Turkish top-flight campaign.