Sekou Oliseh

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Sekou Oliseh
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Oliseh playing for CSKA Moscow in 2011
Personal information
Full name Sekou Jabateh Oliseh
Date of birth (1990-06-05) 5 June 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Monrovia, Liberia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right winger
Youth career
2006–2008 Midtjylland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Midtjylland 5 (0)
2009 CSKA Moscow (loan) 5 (1)
2010–2015 CSKA Moscow 65 (3)
2013–2014 PAOK (loan) 23 (4)
2014–2015 Kuban Krasnodar (loan) 12 (4)
2015 Al-Gharafa 0 (0)
2016 Astra Giurgiu 0 (0)
2016 Dalian Yifang 10 (0)
National team
2010–2014 Liberia[1] 17 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:36, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Sekou Jabateh Oliseh (born 5 June 1990) is a Liberian footballer as a right winger.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Monrovia, Liberia, Oliseh was adopted by Nigerian former professional footballer Churchill Oliseh at a young age.[2] His uncles are fellow footballers Azubuike Oliseh, Egutu Oliseh and Sunday Oliseh.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Oliseh began his career in his adopted home country Nigeria with Ebedei, before moving to Danish side Midtjylland in 2006.[3] Between 2008 and 2009, Oliseh made 5 league appearance for Midtjylland,[4] before moving on loan to Russian side CSKA Moscow in July 2009.[5] In December 2009, the loan deal became permanent as Oliseh signed a 5-year deal with CSKA.[6]

CSKA Moscow[edit]

Oliseh made his debut for CSKA on 4 October 2009 against Kuban Krasnodar and scored his first goal on the same day. He entered the match as a substitute for striker Tomáš Necid in the 70th minute and scored nine minutes later to complete a 4–0 victory for the Army men.[7] He then made his UEFA Champions League debut as a substitute against Beşiktaş on 8 December 2009, replacing Miloš Krasić in the 82nd minute at the BJK İnönü Stadium.

However, he was not able to secure a first team spot in 2010, due to the presence of fellow attacking midfielder Krasić. Following Krasić's transfer saga to Juventus, Oliseh received a rare start and did not disappoint. He scored a double in the first half against Anzhi Makhachkala on 15 August 2010, tallying in the 12th minute and then just before halftime for manager Leonid Slutskiy's squad.[8] Another winning goal followed on 20 September, scoring the only goal in the home victory against Sibir Novosibirsk.[9]

Oliseh joined Greek club PAOK on loan in January 2013,[10] with the deal being in extended in July 2013.[11] Oliseh again went o out on loan in July 2014, this time to Kuban Krasnodar,[12] returning to CSKA during the winter break after Kuban declined to extend his loan.[13] Oliseh official left CSKA upon on the expiration of his contract in June 2015.[14]

Oliseh joined Astra Giurgiu in March 2016.[15]

He signed a contract with China League One side Dalian Yifang on 24 June 2016.[16] He left the Dalian Yifang in December 2016.[17]

International career[edit]

Oliseh, who had represented his adopted nation of Nigeria since childhood, received a call-up to the Liberian team from manager Bertalan Bicskei in September 2010 for a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Zimbabwe. Oliseh would honor the invitation, citing star Liberian forward George Weah as a key motivating factor behind his decision. "I have my entire family and friends here in Liberia who would love to see me play for our nation, I love Nigeria but I can't play for them," said Oliseh.[18]

Oliseh then made his debut on 5 September 2010 against Zimbabwe and scored the equalizing goal in a 1–1 draw for Liberia.[19]


  1. ^ "Sekou Oliseh". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. 
  2. ^ Sekou Jabateh Oliseh Fan-Website
  3. ^ (in Danish) FC Midtjylland profile
  4. ^ (in Danish) Danmarks Radio
  5. ^ Liberian Discovered With CSKA Moscow!
  6. ^ PFC CSKA sign Sekou Oliseh
  7. ^ "Матч ЦСКА 4 – 0 Кубань". 
  8. ^ "Матч ЦСКА 4 – 0 Анжи". 
  9. ^ "CSKA Moskva vs. Sibir Novosibirsk". Soccer Way. Global Sports Media. 
  10. ^ Αποχαιρέτησε τους συμπαίκτες του ο Ολίσε (in Greek). 30 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sekou Oliseh: "There's nowhere like PAOK". Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  12. ^ ОЛИСЕ СТАЛ ИГРОКОМ "КУБАНИ" (in Russian). Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  13. ^ Сергей Доронченко: Кубань» не будет продлевать аренду Секу Олисе (in Russian). 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  14. ^ Секу Олисе и Павел Котов покинули ПФК ЦСКА (in Russian). 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "Sekou Oliseh sub comanda lui Şumudică". FC Astra. Retrieved 2016-03-24. 
  16. ^ "一方官宣奥利塞赫加盟 利比里亚男足队长披22号". Sohu Sports. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  17. ^ 大连一方续约多名大将 塞库今年年底与球队合同到期 at 2016-12-08. Retrieved 2017-12-21 (in Chinese)
  18. ^ Moses Kollie Garzeawu (3 September 2010). "Sekou Jabateh Oliseh Reveals George Weah Influenced His Decision To Play For Liberia". 
  19. ^ Moses Kollie Garzeawu (5 September 2010). "Liberia 1–1 Zimbabwe: Sekou Jabateh Oliseh Scores On Debut To Save A Point For Lone Star". 

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