Ovidy Karuru

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Ovidy Karuru
Personal information
Full name Ovidy Obvious Karuru[1]
Date of birth (1989-01-23) 23 January 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AmaZulu
Youth career
2001–2006 Masvingo United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Masvingo United 50 (15)
2009 Gunners 19 (8)
2009–2012 Boulogne 73 (10)
2012–2014 OH Leuven 32 (1)
2014–2016 Kaizer Chiefs 5 (0)
2017– AmaZulu 1 (0)
National team
2007–2009 Zimbabwe U20 18 (4)
2009– Zimbabwe 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:00, 18 February 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:00, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Ovidy Obvious Karuru (born 23 January 1989) is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays as a midfielder for National First Division side AmaZulu.[2]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Karuru began his career with Masvingo United F.C. and joined Newcastle United F.C. for a trial in March 2008.[3] After two years in the senior side for Masvingo United F.C. he joined Gunners Football Club Harare in January 2009,[4] after only a half-year with Harare, he was sold to Ligue 1 team US Boulogne in the summer of 2009.[5] With Boulogne he relegated twice in three seasons, ending up in the Championnat National in 2012, when he moved to OH Leuven in the Belgian Pro League. He joined Chiefs on 22 July 2014 as a free agent after opting not to renew his contract with OH Leuven, who were relegated from the Jupiler League at the end of the 2013-2014 season.[6] He joined Kaizer Chiefs and played in a pre-season friendly against Chippa United in which Chiefs won 4-2 in Port Elizabeth. Karuru received his work permit from the South African Department of Home Affairs on 22 August 2014 after a month-long delay.[7] He was released by Kaizer Chiefs on 31 May 2016.[8]

International[edit]

Karuru is a former member of the Zimbabwe U20 team and was with them as part of the 2009 African Nations Championship,[9] he was also given captaincy of the team.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 18 February 2017.[2]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental Other[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
AmaZulu 2016–17 National First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  1. ^ Includes the Nedbank Cup.
  2. ^ Includes the Telkom Knockout.
  3. ^ Includes the MTN 8.

International[edit]

As of 18 February 2017.[2]
National team Year Apps Goals
Zimbabwe
2008 2 0
2009 0 0
2010 1 0
2011 6 1
2012 2 0
2013 2 0
2014 1 0
2015 0 0
2016 0 0
2017 0 0
Total 14 1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Masvingo United
Kaizer Chiefs

References[edit]

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