Ghanaian centre-back Jacob Nii Martey Akrong has signed for Mexican Ascenso MX side Atlético Morelia on a two-year deal following the dissolution of parent club Zacatepec.
The defender was a key figure at Club Zacatepec during the 2019/20 season before the league the season was halted due to the outbreak of the coronavirus..
Akrong, 27, first moved to Mexico as a free-agent, signing for Club Zacatepec from Spanish lower-tier outfit Palamós CF.
He becomes Atlético Morelia eight signing ahead of the forthcoming season.
Atlético Morelia, who originally plays in the Ascenso MX, are one of several clubs from the lower-tier division that will take part in the Liga de Expansión MX.
The Liga de Expansión MX, also known as Liga de Desarrollo, is a Mexican football league founded in 2020 as part of the Mexican Football Federation’s “Stabilization Project”, which has the primary objective of rescuing the financially troubled teams from the Ascenso MX and prevent the disappearance of a second-tier league in Mexico, for which there will be no promotion and relegation during the following six seasons.
The project also attempts for Liga MX and former Ascenso MX teams to consolidate stable projects with solid basis, sports-w