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Simeon Akinola

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

06/08/1992

Signed

01/01/2017

Country

Nigeria

Signing on deadline day from Braintree Town in January 2017, Simeon Akinola is a Nigerian winger who made his name in non-league football. Making 109 appearances for The Iron contributing 36 goals and assists, it’s clear why he was finally given his chance after eight years in football.

Making his Football League debut for Barnet at home to Plymouth a day after signing. His first goal was certainly something special, an overhead kick against Crawley Town certainly gave the fans something to cheer about. However, it’s clear his future lies away from The Hive London, a failed deadline day move to newly promoted Lincoln City the latest event in Akinola’s career.

For now, though, he remains a Barnet player and has a job to do this season, something both the club and the fans know he is very capable of. With many more spectacular moments still yet to come, Akinola will certainly hope to take his chances when he’s given them.

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