Idris Signs First Professional Contract

Striker Idris Kanu yesterday signed his first professional contract, on the day he celebrated his 17th birthday, in a deal which will keep him at the EBB Stadium until the summer of 2019.

Kanu has scored three goals in six starts since making his debut against Solihull Moors in October, and sealed Saturday’s 2-0 victory against Boreham Wood with a superb strike.

In doing so, Kanu has become both Aldershot Town’s youngest player (16 years, 308 days) and youngest goalscorer (16 years, 343 days) in a league fixture.

“We are delighted that Idris has signed his first professional contract with Aldershot Town,” said manager Gary Waddock. “He has made a fantastic start to his career here and now it is up to myself and (assistant manager) James Rowe to help him fulfill his undoubted potential.”