We can this afternoon confirm that striker Akwasi Asante has decided to leave Chester FC.
The forward departs the Deva Stadium after joining initially on loan from Tamworth in December 2018, before making a permanent switch the following month.
Akwasi ends with a superb record of 41 appearances and 28 goals in all competitions in the blue and white, with 18 goals in 20 starts in the National League North this term.
The 27-year-old also bagged two hat-tricks for the club, the first on debut vs Darlington and the second coming back in September at AFC Telford. He was recently named alongside Michael Wilde in the strikeforce of our ‘Team of the Decade’.
Blues Joint Manager Anthony Johnson said: “In terms of any number nine myself and Bernard have coached, Akwasi has to be the best and we are sad to see him go.
“In terms of what he has brought to the football club, his record is outstanding. He couldn’t have had a better start with his hat trick on debut when he was initially on loan.
“We had him on our radar at Salford City before his move to Grimsby Town and ever since we kept our eye on him.
“As a football club, we are not yet in a position to speak to any player with regards to next season and beyond and Akwasi has taken the decision to explore other options.”
Everyone at Chester FC would like to thank Akwasi for some terrific memories and wish him all the best in the future.