Kudus Oyenuga

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Kudus Oyenuga
Personal information
Full name Olalekan Kudus Oyenuga[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-18) 18 March 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Walthamstow, London, England
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Greenock Morton
Number 9
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)
2013–2015 Dundee United 1 (0)
2014 Boreham Wood (loan) 16 (3)
2014–2015 Cowdenbeath (loan) 17 (5)
2015–2016 Hartlepool United 8 (1)
2016– Greenock Morton 22 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:27, 15 April 2017 (UTC).

Olalekan Kudus Oyenuga (born 18 March 1993) is an English footballer, who plays as a striker for Scottish Championship club Greenock Morton.

He has played for Tottenham Hotspur, Hayes & Yeading United, Dundee United and Hartlepool United. He has also played for MyPa, Bury, St Johnstone, Boreham Wood and Cowdenbeath on loan.

Career[edit]

Oyenuga was born in Walthamstow[2] and 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.[3]

On 15 August 2011, he joined Bury on loan for a month,[4] making one appearance, coming on as a substitute, in a 2–1 loss against Charlton on 28 August 2011.[5] 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,[6] but no move was made.

In the January 2012 transfer window, Oyenuga joined Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone on loan, until the end of the season.[7] 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.[8]

In August 2012, Oyenuga joined Hayes & Yeading United[9] He established himself in the first team, making 40 appearances and scoring eighteen in all competitions. In addition, he was the club's top-scorer and helped the club avoid relegation.[10] at the end of the season it was thought that Oyenuga might leave the club.[11] The club then granted permission for him to leave the club.[12]

After leaving Hayes & Yeading United, Kudus returned to Scotland, joining Dundee United on trial, along with former teammate Calum Butcher.[13] After impressing manager Jackie McNamara during their trial,[14] both players subsequently joined the club, Oyenuga signing a three-year contract.[15] On 22 September 2013, he made his Dundee United debut, coming on as a substitute against Motherwell.[16]

In January 2014, Kudus joined Boreham Wood until the end of the season.[17] On 25 August 2014, he was loaned out again, this time to Scottish Championship club Cowdenbeath until January 2015,[18] later extended for the rest of the 2014–15 season.[19] On 13 May 2015, he was released by Dundee United.[20]

On 6 July 2015, Oyenuga signed for Hartlepool United on a free transfer, becoming their eighth signing of the summer.[21] He scored his first goal for Hartlepool in a 1–0 FA Cup win against Cheltenham Town on 7 November 2015.[22] A week later he scored his first league goal in a 3–1 win over Leyton Orient.[23]

On 4 May 2016, Oyenuga was named as one of three players released by Hartlepool United, and went on trial at Livingston and then Greenock Morton.[24] After his trial match for Morton, Oyenuga signed a five-month contract with the club.[25] He scored his first goal for Morton in a 1–1 draw with Dumbarton on 20 August 2016.[26] In late December, Oyenuga would sign a contract to keep him at the club until the end of the season.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kudus Oyenuga". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Second Year – Kudus Oyenuga". Tottenhamhotspur.com. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Tottenham striker in on loan". Bury FC. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "FULL-TIME: Bury 1 Charlton 2". Bury Times. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Saints look at Spurs youth". Sky Sports. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "SAINTS SECURE TWO UNDER 21s ON LOAN". Official Page of St Johnstone. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Released players revealed". Sky Sports. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kudus Oyenuga signs for Hayes & Yeading". Football Exclusives. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kudus Oyenuga 'loving life' at Hayes & Yeading United". Uxbridge Gazette. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Axed Dons midfielder attracting interest from United". Uxbridge Gazette. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "United agree deal with ex-Bradford City hitman". Uxbridge Gazette. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Dundee United boss confident of tying up permanent deals for trialists". STV Sport. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Spurs duo in Jackie McNamara's sights as he looks for new faces at Tannadice". Daily Record. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Dundee United sign Calum Butcher and Kudus Oyenuga". BBC Sport. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Dundee United 2–2 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Boreham Wood sign Dundee United striker Kudus Oyenuga". Boreham Wood Times. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "Cowden Bring In Loan Striker". Cowdenbeath F.C. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "OYENUGA LOAN EXTENDED". Dundee United F.C. 2 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "CONTRACT NEWS". Dundee United F.C. 13 May 2015. Archived from the original on 13 May 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  21. ^ "Kudus Oyenuga Signs For Pools". Hartlepool United F.C. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  22. ^ "Hartlepool 1-0 Cheltenham". BBC Sport. 7 November 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  23. ^ "Hartlepool 3-1 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 15 November 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  24. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (4 August 2016). "Morton earn 1-1 draw in Kilbirnie friendly". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  25. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (8 August 2016). "Kudus Oyenuga signs for Morton". Greenock Morton F.C. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  26. ^ "Morton 1-1 Dumbarton". BBC Sport. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  27. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (29 December 2016). "Kudus signs until end of the season". Greenock Morton F.c. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 

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