BREAKING: Kenya forward joins Turkish giants Besiktas

BREAKING: Kenya forward joins Turkish giants Besiktas

Harambee Starlets forward Esse Akida has joined Turkish giants Besiktas for an undisclosed period.

Akida has been in the books of Israeli top-flight Ramat Hasharon for the past one and half years-a club he signed for from Thika Queens-with her current move coming on a back of a series of a bidding war amongst a series of teams in Europe.

Speaking exclusively to Futaa Akida said: "I'm super glad to be joining Besiktas. It is a big club with a rich history and once I learned about their interest I didn't have to think twice. 

"They are a regular in the Champions League and its always been my aim to feature in the competition. It is a good chance for me to continue working hard and give my best to help the team. I can't wait to get started."

Akida arrived in Turkey last week and watched her side record a hard-fought 3-2 win over Adana on Sunday. She will hope to make her debut in their next tie against Amed SK at their backyard.

Besiktas is currently placed second in the Turkish Women's 1 League with 36 points; just a point below leaders ALG Spor. 

Founded in 2014, the team plays its home games at the Ismet Inonu Stadium and is currently the defending champions of the league.