Kaduna Dazzler Francis Okoli Scores In Debut Game For Portuguese Side


Former Nigeria U-17 trainee Francis Tochukwu Okoli had a debut to remember for Portuguese side Vizela with a goal to his name in their 2-2 draw against Pacos de Ferreira in a Portuguese League Cup tie.


His goal was the first of the game which has been deadlocked at 0-0 before his introduction, although his team fail to claim a major upset after they let a 2-0 lead slip to draw 2-2.

19 year old Okoli who missed out on selection to the last U-17 World Cup for Nigeria due to a groin injury, was introduced for his debut in the 75th minute and he scored with his first touch two minutes later.

Known for his quick feet and pace, the forward was born and brought up in Kaduna, where he was scouted during a scout tournament in Abuja.

He is reportedly one of the numerous Nigerian players in the second division in Portugal managed by Nigerian intermediary Babawo Mohammed.