Exclusive – Rosenborg To Announce Signing Of 2016 Nigeria U17 Captain Igho Ogbu Today


Norwegian side Rosenborg will later in the day confirm the signing of Nigerian teen prospect Igho Ogbu, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.


Ogbu has been training with the team for some time now, and after reaching the official professional age of 18 ‎in February. His signing will be made official later today.

The defensive midfielder who can also play as a central defender has impressed the technical crew of the team during training sessions with the first team, and he is expected to sign a five year deal.

His signing means the Norwegian giants now have two Nigerians on their book following the signing of Samuel Adegbenro midway through the season last week from fellow Norwegian side Viking .

Standing at an impressive height of almost six feet tall, he represented Gombe United last season but left the club midway into their campaign in the Nigeria Professional Football League, where they were eventually relegated.

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A member of the 2016 Nigeria U17 team, he was one of the three captains of the team that failed to qualify for the African Nations Championship. However from that same team he is the 8th player who have moved to an European team from the players assembled by Nigeria U17 coach Manu Garba.

Daniel Martins