Kudus Oyenuga

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Kudus Oyenuga
Personal information
Full name Olalekan Kudus Oyenuga
Date of birth (1993-03-18) 18 March 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Walthamstow, London, England
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Cowdenbeath
(on loan from Dundee United)
Number 19
Youth career
2008–2011 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2011 MyPa (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Bury (loan) 1 (0)
2012 St. Johnstone (loan) 1 (0)
2012–2013 Hayes & Yeading United 40 (18)
2013– Dundee United 1 (0)
2014 Boreham Wood (loan) 16 (3)
2014– Cowdenbeath (loan) 10 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:14, 17 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Olalekan Kudus Oyenuga (born 18 March 1993) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Cowdenbeath on loan from Scottish Premiership club Dundee United. He was born in Walthamstow.[1] He attended the Royal Liberty School in Romford.

Career[edit]

Oyenuga began his football career by joining the Tottenham Hotspur academy in 2008. In April 2011, Oyenuga agreed a two-year deal with Tottenham and then went out on loan to Finnish side MyPa, until the end of August 2011.[2]

On 15 August 2011, he joined Bury on loan for a month,[3] making one appearance, coming on as a substitute, in a 2–1 loss against Charlton on 28 August 2011.[4] Afterwards, he left Bury. In November, Oyenuga went on trial with Southampton after scoring twice in a reserve match in a 4–1 win over Plymouth Argyle,[5] but no move was made.

In the January 2012 transfer window, Oyenuga joined Scottish Premier Side St. Johnstone on loan, until the end of the season.[6] On 14 February he made his St. Johnstone debut, coming on as a substitute in extra time, in a 2–1 loss against Hearts in a fifth round replay in the Scottish Cup. Two months later, he made his league debut, coming on as a substitute, in a 2–0 loss against Celtic. At the end of the season, Oyenuga returned to Tottenham and was soon released by the club.[7]

In August 2012, Oyenuga joined Hayes & Yeading United[8] He established himself in the first team, making 40 appearance and scoring eighteen in all competition. In addition, he was the club's top-scorer and helped the club avoid relegation.[9] at the end of the season it was thought that Oyenuga might leave the club.[10] The club then granted permission for him to leave the club.[11]

After leaving Hayes & Yeading United, Kudus returned to Scotland, joining Dundee United on trial, alongside with former team-mate Calum Butcher.[12] After impressing manager Jackie McNamara during their trial,[13] both players subsequently joined the club, Oyenuga signing a three year contract.[14] On 22 September 2013, he made his Dundee United debut, coming on as a substitute against Motherwell.[15]

In January 2014, Kudus joined Boreham Wood until the end of the season.[16] On 25 August 2014, he was loaned out again, this time to Scottish Championship club Cowdenbeath, until January 2015.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Second Year – Kudus Oyenuga". Tottenhamhotspur.com. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  2. ^ Striker moves to Finland on loan after agreeing new deal (13 April 2011). "Spurs youngster signs on | Tottenham Hotspur News, Fixtures, Results, Transfers". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Tottenham striker in on loan". Bury FC. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "FULL-TIME: Bury 1 Charlton 2". Bury Times. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Saints look at Spurs youth". Sky Sports. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "SAINTS SECURE TWO UNDER 21s ON LOAN". Official Page of St. Johnstone. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Released players revealed". Sky Sports. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kudus Oyenuga signs for Hayes & Yeading". Football Exclusives. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kudus Oyenuga 'loving life' at Hayes & Yeading United". Uxbridge Gazette. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Axed Dons midfielder attracting interest from United". Uxbridge Gazette. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "United agree deal with ex-Bradford City hitman". Uxbridge Gazette. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Dundee United boss confident of tying up permanent deals for trialists". STV Sport. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Spurs duo in Jackie McNamara's sights as he looks for new faces at Tannadice". Daily Record. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Dundee United sign Calum Butcher and Kudus Oyenuga". BBC Sport. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Dundee United 2–2 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Boreham Wood sign Dundee United striker Kudus Oyenuga". Boreham Wood Times. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "Cowden Bring In Loan Striker". Cowdenbeath F.C. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

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