Nigeria's national football team goalkeeper Bassey Akpan on Thursday signed a one-year contract with V-League side Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL).
Bassey Akpan, who is 27 years old and stands 1.86 meters tall, won the Under-17 African Football Championship in 2001 and he and his team took the silver medal at the Under-17 World Cup contest the same year.
In 2010, he was in Nigeria's national team that won the West African Football Union trophy and Akpan himself won the "tournament's best player" title.
In 2009, he was a member of the Nigerian club Bayelsa United that won the Nigeria Premier League championship.
A year later, he played for Nigerian club Heartland, which finished second at the 2010 African Champions League.
Akpan also won Nigeria's National Football Cup with Heartland after they beat Enyimba 1-0 in the final match on September 25.
In the 2011 season, Akpan played a total 30 matches for Heartland in Nigeria's Premier League.
HAGL have also signed a two-year contract with Nigerian striker Oyiboaga Moses Orhie who is 24 years old and 1.90 meters tall.
The 2007-08 V-League champions have also signed a one-year contract with Korean coach Choi Yoon Gyum.