Former Nigeria U17 and 20 forward Orji Okonkwo scored his second goal of the season for Serie A side Bologna in their 3-2 win league win over Hellas Verona .
Orji drew Bologna level in the 74th minutes, 23 minutes after his introduction in place of Mattia Destro when they were trailing Hellas Verona 1-2 in the Monday night fixture of the Serie A.
The goal was his second of the season after opening his season account with the winner in the 1-0 win over Sassuolo on the 9th of September 2017 .
Speaking to Owngoalnigeria.com, the 19 year old thanked coach Roberto Donadoni for the faith in him and vow to keep on scoring goals to force his way into the plans of the coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr.
” Not many coaches will thrust a young man like me into the deep end of a top league like the Serie A but coach Donadoni has been magnificent in handing me opportunities after opportunities “, Orji told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” My aim is to keep on scoring goals to gain the attention of the national team selectors of Nigeria. I hear they are looking for a striker, so I want to be that man they are looking for, but I have to keep scoring goals to gain recognition “.