Next Generation Series aims to disseminate information about young players of Sierra Leonean heritage. We now add Osman Kakay of QPR, England  and Trevoh Chalobah of Chelsea, England to our collection. Please send to info@sierraleonefootball.com  details of any players you merit a mention.

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QPR youngster Osman Kakay has signed a new contract at Loftus Road.

The 19-year-old has agreed a one-year extension which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2018.

Defender Kakay joined the club aged six and made his QPR first-team debut in the League Cup win over Rochdale in August.

He followed that with another appearance in the next round against Sunderland in September and has also been named on the bench in seven of Rangers’ 16 Championship matches, without being brought on.

Kakay made his professional debut back in January during a loan spell with Scottish Championship side Livingston, for whom he played 12 times last season.

“I feel like I am in a good place at the club, and I just want to work as hard as I can,” Kakay told QPR’s official website.

“It’s certainly not a case of being able to relax now that I have signed a new contract – it’s a case of pushing on and doing everything I can to break into that first team and playing as much as possible.

“Being in and around the first team, training with them every day, has been brilliant.

“It has really helped me to improve the physical and technical side of my game, and I feel like I am becoming a better player for it.”

Player Data

Date of birth: 25/08/1997

Place of birth: London, Westminster

Age: 19

Position: Right back

Club: Queens Park Rangers

Eligibility for Leone Stars: Yes

 

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Trevoh Chalobah is a versatile defender or midfielder currently playing in Chelsea’s Academy team.

Trevoh joined Chelsea as an Under-9. He is the younger brother of Nathaniel Chalobah.

Trevoh made his Under-18 debut in March 2014 at the age of 14 and earned the trust of the coaching staff to line up in every position across the back four before the end of the season. He became further involved during 2014-15 and did much the same, then readily established himself as a first-choice under Joe Edwards as a scholar. Leaned on increasingly towards the end of both victorious runs, he featured impressively in the 2015-16 FA Youth Cup and 2015-16 UEFA Youth League, with Adi Viveash a particular fan also involving him in Under-21 football whilst still a 16 year-old.

Trevoh has represented England up to Under-17 level, captaining them at the 2016 European Under-17 Championships. He is also eligible to play for Sierra Leone.

Trevoh signed his first professional contract in July 2016, a deal running to the end of the 2018-19 season.

Player Data

Date of birth: 05/07/1999

Place of birth: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Age: 17

Position: Defender/Midfielder

Club: Chelsea

Eligibility for Leone Stars: Yes