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EXCLUSIVE: Ex Under-17 Trainee Okoli Joins Top Portuguese side Vitoria de Setubal

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A member of the 2015 Nigeria U-17 team who later missed out on selection to the World Cup, Tochukwu Okoli has joined Portuguese side Vitoria de Setubal, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.

18 year old Okoli joins FC Porto loanee Mikel Agu, at the club where Nigeria soccer legend Rashidi Yekini is still highly regarded as one of their greatest ever player.

Okoli spotted at the Gee-Lec annual football tournament arrived Portugal last week, and has already started training with the B team of the Primeira Liga side.

The skillful and energetic midfielder is full of tricks and has a very good pass completion rate aside his shooting abilities, which made him standout during the Gee-Lec scouting tournament.

A groin injury ruled him out of the Nigeria title winning U-17 team of 2015, following his recommendation to the team by then Under-20 coach Manu Garba after his fine display in training for the Flying Eagles of 2015.