Osman Jovan Kakay (born 25 August 1997) is a Sierra Leonean footballer who plays as a defender for Queens Park Rangers and the Sierra Leone national team
Kakay was born in Westminster to parents from Sierra Leone.
Queens Park Rangers
After playing in Queens Park Rangers' academy, Kakay signed his first professional contract with the club in 2015. On 29 January 2016, he signed a new one-year deal to keep him at QPR until 2017.
He made his first QPR appearance starting out of position in the right of midfield in the EFL cup second round victory over Rochdale before being taken off after 73 minutes to an ovation from the Loftus Road faithful.
In November 2018, QPR offered Kakay a contract extension, extending his deal at Loftus Road to 2021.
On 5 September 2020 Kakay scored his first professional goal in an EFL Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle.
On 29 January 2016, Kakay signed a loan deal at Livingston until the end of the season. Kakay made his professional debut on 30 January 2016, playing the full game in Livingston's 1–0 away loss to Dumbarton in the Scottish Championship.
On 31 January 2017, Kakay signed a loan deal at Chesterfield until the end of the 2016–17 season.
Partick Thistle (loan)
On 2 September 2019, Kakay signed for Partick Thistle on loan until January 2020. Kakay originally played as a right back for Thistle, but played as a right winger for the majority of his stay at the Glasgow club.
On 9 September 2018 Kakay made his international debut for Sierra Leone against Ethiopia in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
15 appearances in the current 2023-2024 Season