Nigeria U23 Striker Orji Okonkwo Fires Warning Shot To Libya With Maiden Goal For Montreal Impact

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Orji Okonkwo warmed up for international duty with Nigeria U23 with his first goal for his loan side Montreal Impact in their 3-1 win away to Orlando City in the MLS, Owngoalnigeria.com reports.

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Okonkwo who is on a season long loan deal from Italian Serie A side Bologna scored the opener for his team in the 14th minute before Ignacio Piatti fired a brace to wrap up the win in emphatic style.

Listed among the strikers who will lead the attack for the U23 team of Nigeria against Libya in the Africa U23 Cup of Nations Qualifiers game in Tunisia and Nigeria respectively, his goal will no doubt put him in a positive mood ahead of the encounter.

A member of the 2015 Nigeria U17 team he will probably lead the line for the coach Imama Amapakabo side who are in need of a positive result away from home before the return leg in Asaba.

Expected to fly directly to Tunisia from his base in the United States of America, Okonkwo will battle for a spot in attack alongside the trio of Taiwo Awoniyi, Dennis Bonaventure and Uche Okereke of Spezia.

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