Nigeria U20 defender Valentine Ozornwafor will in the coming days arrive Portugal for trails with league giants FC Porto, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Per a document in our possession from the club, the Enyimba FC of Aba defender who was ever present for the Nigerian U20 team in their successful qualification campaign for the African Youth Championship is expected in Portugal anytime soon.
Strong, quick and solid in aerial duels he is the assistant captain of the Nigeria U20 team and viewed by many as one of the important players in the coach Paul Aigbogun led Nigerian team.
He has already applied for his visa at the Portuguese Embassy in Abuja ahead of the trials, where he will be aiming to emulate Chidozie Awaziem who had successful trials with the team three years ago as a central defender and has since progressed to the main team.
Like Awaziem, Valentine will spend time with the B team during trials and even after passing trials he will remain with the team who are in the second division and his progress will be monitored for promotion to the first team.