18 year old Nigeria youth international Orji Okonkwo has made the step up to the first team of Serie A side Bologna, less than two months into his stay with the B team.
Owngoalnigeria.com gathered that Orji now trains with the likes of Sadiq Umar in the first team of Bologna. A sign of how fast he has developed since joining the team in a transfer deal exclusively revealed by Owngoalnigeria.com.
Orji has taken to life in Italy with eye catching performances for the B team. The highlight of his strong start for the Primavera side what his brace in their recent win over Frosinone.
His fine performances have caught the attention of coaches of the first team who have in turn invited the Nigeria to several training session with the main team.
He was one of the key performers for the Nigeria U-20 team in their ill fated attempt to qualify for next year Africa U-20 Championship, following up on his strong performances for the all conquering U-17 team of 2015.