Akhisar sign former Newcastle stirker LuaLua

Source: Akhisar Official Website

Akhisar sign former Newcastle stirker LuaLua [divider]

Akhisar have completed the signing of LuaLua on a 1.5 year deal as a free agent, the club revealed on their official website.

LuaLua had his Rizespor contract terminated by mutual consent earlier in the month.

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The 34-year-old forward was left out of the Rizespor squad for much of the season following a dispute with former manager Mehmet Özdilek.

Özdilek resigned as Rizespor manager following four back-to-back defeats in the Turkish Süper Lig.

The experienced manager was replaced by Hikmet Karaman who brought Lualua back into the fold temporarily before parting ways with the Congo international.

Lualua spent four seasons at Newcastle United before he joined transferred to Portsmouth in 2004.

The 34-year-old joined Rizespor this summer and made a total of 11 appearances for the Black Sea based side.

Akhisar are managed by former World Cup winner Roberto Carlos.

The Brazilian manager has brought in several players this January.

The Akigolar recently signed West Ham forward Ricardo Vaz Te until the end of the season and Braga midfielder Custodio Miguel Dias De Castro on a 1.5 year deal.