Portadown Football Club is pleased to confirm the signing of 24 year old defender Jason Akiotu.

Naturally a left-back Jason spent seven years in the academy set-up at Crystal Palace before being offered his first professional contract at Selhurst Park in February 2016, a month before he celebrated his 18th birthday.  The Croydonian featured regularly for the Eagles U18s and U23s teams and was invited to train with the Nigerian under-17 squad in 2014.

Following his release in 2017 from Crystal Palace Akiotu would have spells with Wingate & Finchley, Hyde United, Farsley Celtic and most recently Widnes.

On the move to Shamrock Park Jason had the following to say

I’ve been highly impressed since I came, a good stadium and a good management team who I think I can improve my game under.

I’m looking forward to playing in front of the fans and giving my all for the football club.