Professional Football Player
Bassey Akpan is a Nigerian football (soccer) player currently with Bayelsa United F.C. of Nigeria.
Abobo', hails from Eket in Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria.
Akpan wears size 7½ or small 8 boot and loves jersey number 18. He has a Nigerian FA Cup bronze medal with the Sunshine Stars F.C. of Akure in 2002. On 3 August 2008 left Bayelsa United F.C. and move on loan to Heartland F.C., in September 2009 turned back to Bayelsa United.
Akpan played in the NIKE International Premier Cup in France where he got a bronze medal in 1998 and in the NIKE International Premier Cup in Nigeria, he got a silver medal. In the 1999 edition in Spain, he was voted the best goalkeeper of the tournament in the gold medal winning team. In 2001, he was in the Nigerian U-17 World Youth Championship squad that took place in Trinidad & Tobago that played and lost in the final game to earn a well-deserved silver medal, earning the best goalkeeper award of the tournament;
In 2002, he played the African U-20 qualifiers; in 2003 was also in the national U-23 team squad that attempted the Olympic qualifiers.
Was member of the Nigeria U-20 team by 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship in the Trinidad and Tobago and played 6 games. He made his full senior debut on March 3, 2010 as a late substitute in the 5-2 win over Congo DR.