Okonkwo Joins MLS Club Montreal Impact On Loan

Okonkwo Joins MLS Club Montreal Impact On Loan

Major League Soccer team the Montreal Impact have signed 21-year-old Nigerian forward Orji Okonkwo on loan from Italian side Bologna FC 1909 for the 2019 season, the club has announced.

Okonkwo scored three goals in 27 Serie A appearances (four starts) with Bologna since joining from Nigerian outfit FC Abuja in 2016.

The Forward who spent the second half of last season on loan in Serie B with Brescia, scoring once in 13 matches (four starts) will arrive at the club today (Wednesday).

“I’m satisfied in welcoming another striker to the team,” Impact head coach Remi Garde said in a statement.

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“Orji Okwonkwo is a young player scouted by Bologna three years ago who will help reinforce the team offensively.

“He’s a strong and quick forward who has an interesting margin of progression. I would like to welcome him to the team.”

Okwonkwo was part of the Nigeria U17 team that won the U17 World Cup, where he played in five games and scored once.

By Johnny Edward

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  • Edoman of NewJersey,USA 3 years ago

    We are keeping our eyes on this young man.

  • Orji Okonkwo was one of the three man striker force of the victorious under 17 world cup winning team. Orji like Osihmen and Samuel Chukwueze has made great marks with their respect teams.

    Orji has made great progression at Bologna until this season when he’s barely used. Orji’s scoring ability and football sense is highly commendable going by his high riding performance last season where he scored crucial goals. Now that he joins Montrwal on loan, it is hoped that he makes the most of the opportunities to improve his stocks to get a better deal.