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Nigerian Teenager Olakunle Olusegun Moves To Russian Top Side Krasnodar

Olakunle Olusegun
Olakunle Olusegun

August 25, (THEWILL) – One of the promising young talents in youth football for Nigeria, Olakunle Junior Olusegun, has been signed by the Russian Premier League club FC Krasnodar, as the club confirmed in an announcement.

The club, which was founded in 2008 and based in the city of Krasnodar, which it is named after, have now effected what will be the second transfer for Olusegun in an extremely short span of time as he had only recently moved from Denmark to Bulgaria a week ago.

The 19-year-old was still settling down in Bulgaria after joining Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s oldest active football club, which competes in the Bulgarian Parva Liga, the top flight of Bulgarian football. The ink on Olusegun’s contract was still fresh and he still had not finished unpacking from leaving his former Danish side.

He transferred to Bulgaria from his previous side BK Fremad Amager, the Danish professional football club based in the district of Amager Vest, Copenhagen, that was promoted to the First Division, the second-tier of professional football in Denmark this season. He scored nine goals across all competitions for them last season.

By swiftly moving to take him from Botev before he could even settle, Krasnodar clearly identified the talent he possessed that led to him being referred to as a “Beast” on the pitch in his early days with BK Fremad Amager in Copenhagen. And, Krasnodar want to make sure they catch him young, before he becomes too expensive, and groom him appropriately.

The Russian side made it obvious that Olusegun, who still has much to learn and develop to craft his gifts and hone his talents, will be representing their second team in the Football National League, an equivalent of second-tier of Russian football, for the remainder of the season as they monitor his progress.

The 19-year-old was one of the standout players for the Golden Eaglets at the 2019 U17 AFCON and FIFA U17 World Cup, playing nine games in both tournaments, scoring two goals.