Ghanaian defender Emmanuel Akuoko has retired from active football after 15-years of professional football.
The 39-year old center-back has finally hanged his boot following a successful season with Ghana Premier League giant’s Aduana Stars FC. The defender on Monday bid farewell to his teammates and the technical team alongside the Management of his retirement after serving them for many years.
Akuoko who started his career with the Dormaa-based club Aduana Stars in 2007 leaves after winning two Ghana Premier League titles with the outfit.
He was part of the squad that won the Ghana Division One League and got promoted to the Ghana Premier League in 2009, the first time in the club’s history. He was a member of the team that won their first ever title in their maiden campaign of the top-flight in the 2009/10 season.
Akuoko rose through the rank to serve as the captain from 2015 to 2019 and played a major role to the side clinching their second title in 2017. He became the general captain with Mohammed Yahaya and Joseph Aidoo at some point leading the team as captains.
He played for Kuwait side Burgan SC in 2019 but made a return to Aduana Stars where he enjoyed a splendid two seasons.
He retires with two trophies and as one player who served Aduana Stars FC for years