Chelmsford City is delighted to announce that Adebola Oluwo has signed a contract extension with the Club.


The contract is a one-year deal and will see the defender remain with the Clarets for the 2021/22 season.

Prior to playing for the Southern Counties East League Premier Division side, Adebola played for Tower Hamlets and also spent two years in Bromley’s academy set-up.

During the 2020/21 campaign, the young centre-back made 17 appearances for the Clarets, in which he managed to bag one goal.

His solitary goal for City came during the 4-3 defeat against Bath City in December.

Speaking to chelmsfordcityfc.com, Oluwo said: “It feels good to sign for another year, especially as this year we will hopefully have the fans back in, so it will add to the whole experience.

“It was very disappointing last season being voided, I felt like I was improving and learning a lot from the people around me, including Wardy and Spills.

“Hopefully I can pick up from where I left off and improve even further.”

Following Adebola’s first season with the Club being cut short, the 21-year-old is targeting an improved second season.

“Next season, I’m sure as a team we would want to do better than last season.

“We had periods where we weren’t doing well at all, but I think this season with the players we have, we should be able to push on.

“I’m 100% excited to be able to play in front of the Chelmsford fans, that’s what football is about.

“We missed that last season, so I’m very happy they’re coming back in.”

On Adebola’s contract extension, Chelmsford City Manager Robbie Simpson commented: “Ade had a superb season coming from Fisher last year – really, really superb.

“He was one of the standout performers which obviously got him the recognition of being in one of the various young team of the years for our league.

“So, it was an exceptional first season for him at our level and he’s just a player with great potential.

“His physical attributes are there for everyone to see, with his size, his presence and his pace.

“Technically, he’s got a lot of improving to do and he has improved throughout the season. We expect him to get better and better.

“The future’s really bright for Ade and I think he’s got real potential to really kick on and make a career out of playing football.”