osebi abadaki | midfield










player bio

An experienced, nomadic winger who returned to Keys Park in June 2019 after a spell at Evo-Stik Premier League side Witton Albion


Born in Manchester to Nigerian parents, Osebi and brother Godwin have turned out for a number of clubs in the North West in recent years, with Osebi coming through the Blackburn Rovers youth scheme whilst his younger brother did the same at Rochdale. Osebi joined Altrincham in the summer of 2007 and played for Alty's youth side for the next two years before leaving in August 2009, where he joined Stalybridge Celtic


Abadaki was named as a substitute at Bower Fold on numerous occasions during the opening quarter of the 2009-2010 season, but failed to start for Celtic and joined Ashton United on loan in February 2010 until the end of the season


After leaving Stalybridge in the summer of 2010, Abadaki trialled for a number of clubs, turning out for Macclesfield Town and Kidderminster Harriers during pre-season before returning to Manchester and signing for Mossley. After just two games, Abadaki made the short switch to UniBond Premier League side Buxton, but again only spent a short time at Silverlands before returning to Ashton United in November 2010


In March 2011, the flying winger joined Radcliffe Borough until the end of the season, before returning to local rivals Mossley - alongside brother Godwin - in September 2011. His tour of the Greater Manchester area continued in January 2012 when he joined UniBond Division One side Salford City for the first of three spells at Moor Lane. His fine form for Salford over the next twelve months saw FC Halifax Town give the youngster his chance at step two level, signing Abadaki in January 2013. After a handful of appearances at the Shay, he re-joined Salford on a dual registration deal


Farsley Celtic - looking to earn promotion from Evo-Stik Division One North -  brought the winger in for a short spell in February 2013, but Abadaki was to return to Salford a month later to end the season with them after only three appearances at the Throstle Nest


Abadaki started the 2013-2014 season back at Ashton United once more, before moving to down to Cheshire and joining Evo-Stik Premier League rivals Nantwich Town after being approached by former Ashton manager Danny Johnson. He played sporadically for Nantwich during the mid-part of the season, before finishing the season with Nantwich's local rivals, North West Counties League side Winsford United


A good 2014-2015 season for Evo-Stik Premier League new boys Ramsbottom United saw Abadaki finally get valuable first-team chances, playing consistently at the Harry Williams Stadium as Rammy finished in a respectable seventeenth place in the table


In August 2015, Abadaki returned to Buxton for. a short spell, before making the move to league rivals Skelmersdale United in October 2015. Skem struggled to build upon their excellent debut season at step three in the previous campaign, despite Abadaki's consistent form and finished sixteenth in the table


Abadaki linked up with Nantwich in the summer of 2016, once again linking up with his brother Godwin after he had earned a deal at the Weaver Stadium. The winger was once again a consistent performer for the Dabbers, scoring his first career hat-trick against Whitby Town in December 2016 as Nantwich finished fifth in the table and in the final play-off place, only to lose to Spennymoor Town in the semi-final


League new boys Shaw Lane - promoted on a wave of money and optimism - moved to sign both Osebi and his brother Godwin in July 2017, with Osebi only making a couple of appearances for the Ducks at the start of the new season before joining league rivals Stafford Rangers in September 2017


He enjoyed a fine spell at Rangers and was the standout player for the side in their New Year's Day defeat to the Pitmen at Keys Park agreeing a new deal with the club for their 2018-2019 Evo-Stik Premier League campaign, Abadaki returned to his native Manchester in October 2018 to join league rivals Hyde United in January 2018


A month later, he was on the move once again, joining the Pitmen to add pace and experience to their midfield in November 2018 ahead of their home game with Bamber Bridge. Rob Smith's departure was to prove a blessing in disguise for Abadaki, who had struggled to get into the side under Smith, with caretaker manager Francino Francis handing Abadaki a run in the side during the festive period until Nicky Eaden was appointed manager in January 2019


 Abadaki returned north in January 2019 as Eaden made substantial changes to his under-performing squad, joining league rivals Witton until the end of the season. Abadaki started the final game of the season against the Pitmen in April 2019 in a 1-1 draw

In June 2019, despite Hednesford's move to the Southern Premier League Central, Abadaki agreed to return to Keys Park for the 2019-2020 season

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