Nairobi born winger scores first goal for Leeds United in reserve fixture

Clarke Oduor
Kenyan winger Clarke Oduor. Photo: Leeds United

Kenyan winger Clarke Oduor scored his first goal for Leeds United’s Under-23 side on Monday night. 

The 19-year-old Nairobi born winger from has been a regular part of the reserve side this season, scoring his first for the Yorkshire team helping them to a 3-0 victory against Ipswich Under-23’s.

Oduor controlled a long ball from Bryce Hosannah, who played it inside to Jordan Stevens. The midfielder’s chip over the defence was met by Oduor, who volleyed into the Ipswich net at Elland Road.

Clarke started his career at Leeds United‘s academy and in January 2017 signed a professional deal at the club where he was given the number 54 shirt. He made his professional debut on 6 January 2019 when he came on as an as 85th-minute substitute for Leif Davis during a 2–1 defeat to Queens Park Rangers in the third round of the FA Cup.

On 17 February 2019, Oduour signed a new contract at Leeds, extending his deal until the end of the 2019/20 with the option of a further year.

Leeds fans reacted on Twitter to Oduor’s goal, with one describing him as the “next Jermaine Beckford”, while Leeds youth player Matty Downing described him as an “animal”.

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