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Tampa Bay Rowdies acquire Albanian International Afrim Taku from Charlotte Independence!

Updated: Feb 5

Source: Tampa Bay Rowdies - Here


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (September 17, 2019) — The Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer club have welcomed the return of Afrim Taku, acquiring the Albanian midfielder from soccer club Charlotte Independence, pending league and federation approval. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Afrim Taku, 30, rejoins the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer club after spending half of last season with Tampa Bay Rowdies. He signed in June and made 15 appearances, playing a little more than 1,000 minutes. He recorded 30 key passes and one assist while winning 63 percent of his tackles.

Afrim Taku signed with soccer club Charlotte Independence in February and featured in 26 matches for Charlotte Indepence. He has completed 87 percent of his passes this season and recorded two assists. He played against the Rowdies on September 7 and created four chances.


Prior to signing with the Tampa Bay Rowdies last season, Afrim Taku had played his entire soccer career in Albania for KF Tirana, Skrapari and KF Skënderbeu Korçë. Afrim Taku won three Albanian soccer Cups and two Albanian soccer SuperCups and played nine matches for KF Skënderbeu in the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League before departing for the United States. With Taku’s addition, the Rowdies roster now stands at 24 players.