Ashanti Akpan – England, Poland & Nigeria | Player Profile

Ashanti Akpan
Full NameAshanti Akpan
Date of Birth24 November 2005 (age 17 years)
Place of BirthWarsaw, Poland
PositionCentral Midfielder
Current ClubChelsea Women’s Football Team
International CareerEngland U16

Personal Information

 Ashanti Akpan
Ashanti Akpan
  • Full Name: Ashanti Akpan
  • Date of Birth: 24 November 2005
  • Place of Birth: Warsaw, Poland
  • Nationality: Nigerian-Polish


  • Position: Central Midfielder

Club Information:

  • Current Club: Chelsea Women’s Football Team
  • Debut for Club: March 2023
  • Achievement: Awarded Chelsea Women U18s Players’ Player of the Year in July 2023
  • Previous Club: Chelsea Academy

International Eligibility:

 Ashanti Akpan
  • Eligible Nationalities: Poland, England, Nigeria
  • Eligible to Play for: Super Falcons (Nigeria)


  • Parentage: Nigerian father from Akwa Ibom and Polish mother
  • Siblings: Elder sister, Ashley Antoni Akpan (19), plays right-back position for Aldershot Town

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Career Highlights:

  • Made her debut for Chelsea Women’s Football Club in March [Year], playing 25 minutes as the Blues defeated Reading Women 3-1 in an FA Cup game.
  • Previously on the substitute bench in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Real Madrid in a UEFA Women’s Champions League match in November 2022.
  • Displayed exceptional talent and dedication, leading to her being awarded Chelsea Women U18s Players’ Player of the Year in July 2023.
  • Ashanti’s elder sister, Ashley Antoni Akpan, also emerged from the Chelsea Academy and currently plays as a right-back for Aldershot Town.
  • Represented England at the under-16 level, demonstrating her versatility and international experience.

International Prospect:

 Ashanti Akpan
  • Highly sought-after talent, with her agent offering her services to Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum for the upcoming Olympic qualifiers.
  • Given her eligibility to play for three nations (Poland, England, and Nigeria), she has expressed her affection for Nigeria and is enthusiastic about representing the country internationally.
  • A potential midfield star for the Super Falcons, Ashanti Akpan’s skills and dedication make her a valuable asset to the Nigerian national team.

Future Aspirations:

  • As a promising central midfielder, Ashanti Akpan aims to continue honing her skills at Chelsea Women’s Football Team and further establishing herself as a key player.
  • Her determination and talent suggest a bright future in both club and international football, offering a strong possibility of representing the Super Falcons on the global stage.