Nantwich Town are pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Akiel Raffie on a season-long loan from Fleetwood Town.

Raffie has spent the season on loan on Bamber Bridge and more recently Kendal Town where he gained valuable experience. In April 2021 Raffie signed a professional contract with the Cod Army after making his senior debut as a substitute in their 3-0 Papa Johns Trophy victory over Aston Villa in October 2020.

The Australian was born in Sydney and he is the cousin of former New Zealand Rugby legend Sonny Bill Williams. So if Akiel can channel Williams’ sporting talent in the next few months, then we’ve got a great player on our hands.

Akiel goes straight into tonight squad for the visit of Mickleover which you can grab your tickets for using the below link: https://nantwichtownfc.ktckts.com/event/nan2122h14/ntfc-vs-mickleover