Crawley Town FC signs new defender

Crawley Town Football Club have announced the signing of Arsenal U23 star Mazeed Ogungbo on a season-long loan deal.

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The defender signed his first professional contract for Arsenal last August after delivering a number of promising performances throughout 2020/21, making 14 appearances for the under-18s and featuring twice for the under-23s.

Ogungbo, 19, was then a key part of Kevin Betsy’s U23s successes last season and the defender will now reunite with his old gaffer in West Sussex.

He has gone on to play 23 times in the Premier League 2, and is a versatile player across the backline.

Mazeed is of dual nationality between Ireland and Nigeria and has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level.

Manager Kevin Betsy said: “We have managed to secure a really talented young player in Mazeed, an amazing character. A very good defender who is quick and has the ability to play in three positions. He is a great addition to the squad and will add competition for places in the back line.”

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