Skip to main content

Soccer Montreal Impact acquire striker Orji Okwonkwo from Italian club

The Montreal Impact have acquired Nigerian striker Orji Okwonkwo on loan from Italian club Bologna FC 1909 for the 2019 season.

The 21-year-old has played the last three seasons in Italy, scoring three goals in 27 Serie A games. He joined the Italian club in 2016 after going through the academy of Nigerian club FC Abuja.

At the international level, Okwonkwo won the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2015 in Chile with the Nigeria U17 team, appearing in five games throughout the tournament. He scored a goal in a 4-2 win against Mexico in the semifinals.

Story continues below advertisement

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

The Impact resume pre-season play on Saturday against Philadelphia in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Report an error
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Discussion loading ...

Cannabis pro newsletter