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Favour Onukwuli makes S6 switch

30 January 2023

Young winger Favour Onukwuli has joined Wednesday, signing his first professional contract with the Owls. 

The 17-year-old arrives in S6 from the Volenti Academy in London and will link up initially with the club’s Under-18s.

A pacey, attacking wide player, Onukwuli was delighted to sign his maiden professional deal: “I’m very pleased, this has been a dream come true for me.

“I’m very happy to get my first professional contract. I’m sure I can learn a lot here and really contribute to Sheffield Wednesday.


“Hard work is the reason that I’m here so I’m going to continue that.

“I play left wing, I’m very direct and I like to attack defenders and create chances. I like to help the team with and without the ball.

“I’m very excited to meet my teammates, it’s going to be a great journey and hopefully there’s more to come!”

Owls academy manager Steven Haslam added: “We’re delighted to sign Favour, we’ve had him on trial and seen him in various games over a period time.


“He’s a quick wide player who can go past people and those types of players excite you.

“He’ll come into the Under-18 group and we will look to push him into the Under-21s and hopefully the first team in future.

“He’s really hungry and those are the types of lads you want to work with and we’ll be looking to push him on with his development.

“There are a number of boys in our 18s who have signed professional contracts and played with the 21s, and we have one or two around the first team, so Favour comes into a good group.”

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