Franck Ohandza

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Franck Ohandza Zoa
Personal information
Full name Franck Ohandza Zoa
Date of birth (1991-09-28) 28 September 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Ngong, Cameroon
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Hajduk Split
Number 11
Youth career
Daga Young Stars
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Buriram United 22 (19)
2012–2014 Greuther Fürth 0 (0)
2013–2014 Iraklis Psachna (loan) 10 (3)
2014–2015 Sesvete 22 (15)
2015– Hajduk Split 26 (8)
National team
2011 Cameroon U20 12 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Franck Ohandza Zoa (born 28 September 1991) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for HNK Hajduk Split.[1]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Born in Ngong, Cameroon, Ohandza began playing football for the youth side of local club Daga Young Stars.[2] At age 19 Ohandza signed for Buriram PEA F.C. of the Thai Premier League where he became the league's topscorer in his first season as professional.[3] He scored a hat-trick in a league match against Samut Songkhram F.C. on 24 May 2011.[4]

After his impressive feats at Buriram, Ohandza moved to SpVgg Greuther Fürth in mid-2012, with the German club just having managed to achieve promotion to the Bundesliga. He failed to make a single appearance for the first team that season, though.[5]

Subsequently, Ohandza moved to Greek side Iraklis Psachna F.C. on loan for the 2013-14 Greek Football League season. There, Ohandza managed two goals in 20 league appearance, 13 of those appearances coming off the bench.[6]

Franck Ohandza then moved to Croatian second division side NK Sesvete, signing a one-year contract for the 2014-15 Croatian Second Division season. The move was facilitated by Sesvete's parent club GNK Dinamo Zagreb. The powerful striker had a strong campaign, netting 15 times in 22 games for Sesvete as the club finished runner-up.[7]

Hajduk Split[edit]

His performances for NK Sesvete didn't go unnoticed and Ohandza joined Croatian first division HNK Hajduk Split on 15 June 2015. He signed a two-year contract.[8] Ohandza made his Hajduk debut in a Europa League qualifier against Estonian side JK Sillamäe Kalev, playing 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw, assisting Hajduk's only goal.[9] In the return leg at Poljud Stadium, Ohandza netted his first two goals in a Hajduk jersey and grabbed another assist, as the Split based side won by an emphatic scoreline of 6-2 to advance to the next round.[10] In the next match, the Eternal derby, Ohandza got his third assist in as many games as Hajduk managed a valuable 1-1 draw away from home against Dinamo Zagreb.[11] Ohandza continued his good early form at Hajduk, as he scored and assisted in the return leg of Hajduk's third-round Europa League qualifier against Strømsgodset Toppfotball, helping the side progress with a 4-0 aggregate scoreline. The striker scored his first league goal for Hajduk in Round 8, in a 2-0 away win against Inter Zaprešić. Ohandza sustained an injury in the second Eternal Derby of the season on the 19th of September and was out for the next six months of. He made his return to football on 10 April 2016 against NK Istra 1961 on home ground. At the end of the season, it was reported that he was in need of another operation due to his injury.[12]

Ohandza started the 2016-17 by scoring three minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute in a 2-2 away draw with CSMS Iași on 14 July 2016, at the Emil Alexandrescu Stadium in Romania, in the Second Round of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League qualifying.[13] It was his first official appearance since 24 April 2016. Ohandza also scored in the return leg, a 90th-minute winner as Hajduk beat Iași 2-1 on the day and 4-3 on aggregate.[14] Ohandza then made it three consecutive goals in Europa League qualifiers, scoring a stoppage time goal as Hajduk beat FC Oleksandriya 3-0 away from home. Ohandza only came on in the 68th minute, making it three goals in just 120 minutes of football.[15]

International[edit]

Ohandza has represented Cameroon at youth level, scoring one goal in four appearances at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Colombia.

Honours[edit]

Buriram PEA[edit]

Personal Honours[edit]

References[edit]

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