Erol Akbay is the current head coach of Highlanders FC which plays in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. Akbay is known for his excellent qualifications in club development and has great experience in grooming players. He started coaching in Netherlands at the age of 20 after playing football as a youth from a tender age.

Erol Akbay
Erol Akbay
Erol Akbay
Born Erol Akbay
December 20, 1966
Turkey
Nationality Netherlands
Occupation
  • Soccer coach.
Years active 1997-present
Employer Highlanders FC
Known for Youth development
Notable work winning the first silverware for Bosso since 2005
Style Possesion
Partner(s) Married
Children He has 2 children

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Background

Erol Akbay was born on 20 December 1966[1] At the age of 7 he relocated with his parents from Turkey to holland[1] He moved from his home in Amsterdam,Holland and arrived in Zimbabwe in February 2016 to take over the work of interim manager at bosso

Personal Life

Erol is married and has 2 children

Managing Career

The Dutchman started coaching in 1997 where he started as a coach for youth development at a small club called Heracle Amelo's in the second division of the Dutch league where he spent 6 years at the club before being appointed as head coach of second division side HVV Hengelo for the 2002-2003 season and led them to a fifth position finish.[2]He changed scenery when he relocated to Barbaros as a technical advisor between 2008-2011 and the coach was only to return to HVV Hengelo in 2011 as head coach and stayed there for 3 seasons. His three years at the club seen him achieving a seventh place finish in his season and fifth in both the second and third seasons.[2] He began coaching at Highlanders in 2016 after his paperwork was processed and confirmed , the coach was fully credited for by his assistant Amini Soma-Phiri who was holding fort in his absence.[2] Highlanders won their first piece of silverware the 2016 season when they successfully defended the ZNA Charities Shield in a final beating Harare City 4-2 on penalties at Barbourfields Stadium under the coaching of Akbay.[2] In Netherlands Akbay commonly enjoyed playing possession style of play because the dutchman believes that team work is a key to success and consistency in winning.

Club Coached

Great Achievements With Highlanders FC

Accolades

ZNA Charities Shield winners with Highlanders Football Club

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Trvia

He believes that the training field for Highlanders fc is a big problem and if you want to do well in football, you have to train on a nice pitch and this is a big problem in Zimbabwe

Picture Gallery

Video Gallery

HIGHLANDERS NEW COACH AKBAY ARRIVES Official Video
AKBAY UNHAPPY WITH ENTIRE TEAM FOR CHICKEN INN DEFEAT Official Video
HIGHLANDERS COACH CONFIDENT AHEAD OF BOB@92 FINAL Official Video
HIGHLANDERS COACH WARY OF MISSED CHANCES Official Video





Some Articles About Erol Akbay

Dynamos is more organised than Highlanders: Akbay Tue Sep 5 2017

Akbay accuses Highlanders executives of lying to him after he loses 4th match Mon Sep 4 2017

Akbay to step down as Highlanders coach Fri Aug 4 2017

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