San Antonio FC has now added their third new signing, another forward as they announced the signing of Akwafei Ajeakwa on Tuesday. Ajeakwa joins San Antonio FC from United Soccer League (USL) rivals, OC Blues FC.
Ajeakwa only recorded just one league goal in the season, a stunning header. But that was largely due to the fact that he was only used off of the bench, managing nine starts but appearing in 24 regular season appearances. That made Ajeakwa a useful impact sub, he also managed two assists, but often drew the opposition defense to create space for the finish, which will not get a player credited with an assist.
The OC Blues had a stunning performance in the playoffs this season, with Ajeakwa starting both matches for the Blues. The Blues were supposed to lose in the first round but ended up winning, knocking out Sacramento Republic, with Ajeakwa being a vital part of that up front, often laying balls off for team mates.
Playing for OC Blues was Ajeakwa’s return to the United States after he spent the 2015 season at Biggleswade United. The English non-league side was a successful home for Ajeakwa scoring 11 goals while there.
San Antonio FC represents Ajeakwa’s first American club outside of California, where he’s played all his soccer in the US. Ajeakwa played college soccer for Los Angeles Harbor College before moving to Chico State University. While at Chico State he earned Conference Newcomer of the Year honors in 2012 amd was named All-CCAA Second Team and played at Ventura County Fusion in the Premier Development League over the summers.
With the addition of Ajeakwa the San Antonio FC squad now stands at a full 11 for 2017, with more signings to be announced in coming weeks.