Esse Akida extends contract with Greek club PAOK FC
Harambee Starlets forward Esse Akida will be staying at PAOK FC a little longer after extending her contract with the Greek outfit.
Apparently, the Kenyan striker was last year's top scorer of the 'black and white' side with 18 goals in the 2021/22 season, an accomplishment that the club greatly upholds with the renewal of her contract.
The Kilifi born forward also played a key role as the Thessaloniki-based side emerged champions of their league, winning their eighth straight league title, as well as managing to qualify for the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the 2022/23 season.
"PAOK, and the women's football department, PAOK Morris, announce the renewal of cooperation with the athlete, Esse Akida, for the 2022-2023 season."
"The Kenyan striker, born in 1992 and with a height of 176cm, continues for the second year in the "black and white". after last year's successful season in which, in addition to the championship, was also the tp scorer," read a statement from the club's official website.
Regarding the renewal of cooperation with PAOK Morris, Esse Akida stated on the Association's official website, acpaok.gr: "I am excited and happy about the fact that I continue to be a member of the PAOK Family. I want to thank the President, Mr. Athanasios Katsaris, the Management, and the coach, Lefteris Kanata, for their trust. I wish you the best in the new season, hoping we continue to live important moments, and even more beautiful ones. Let's go PAOKARA!"
Esse Akida also had the big news shared on her Twitter handle saying: "Since my arrival in Greece, I have fallen in love with the people of Thessaloniki. The fans, the management, and the team have made the country my second home, Inking a new deal with PAOK was all I wanted and I cant wait to see what the future holds."