Flying Eagles Star Orji Okonkwo On Target Again For Bologna


Former Nigeria U-17 and 20 forward Orji Okonkwo scored his 10th goal of the season in the Italian Primavera League to hand Bologna a 1-0 win over Novara.


Okonkwo struck what ended as the wining goal for his team in the 44th minute, his fourth goal in two games following his hattrick in their last game against Cagliari. He now has 14 goals in all competitions with four of his other goals coming in the prestigious Viareggio youth tournament.

The 19 year old has been a big revelation this season for the Serie A side following his transfer from Nigeria in the summer after emerging as one of the shining light of the Nigerian team that failed to qualify for the Africa U-20 youth championship .

Known for his speed, power and shooting abilities , he rose to the first team of the club in just a month before suffering an injury which kept him away for one month. He has been with the Primavera side since his return from injury.

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His fine form has however not gone unnoticed with Inter-Milan pushing for a summer deal for the teen forward as exclusively reported by this football portal yesterday.

Osas Mahawi