Good morning Guys and a Happy new week.
The club has a few transfer deals over the line and that’s the subject of today’s blog. For a few of them we did mention them here on the blog and while a few are pending a medical, it looks like it’s a question of when and not if.
Stanley Okorom (Right Back): We mentioned on the blog that he was a left back. We were wrong. I got to meet Okorom for the first time in 2016 in a game against Heartland in Owerri. I think he’s best describe-able as an attacking full back and in his days at MFM, he did get on the scoresheet a couple of times.
Right now we have deployed a winger (Abalogu) there for loads last season and Yinka Onaolapo hasn’t been kindly dealt with by injuries. Okorom should be our “Ikouwem” on the right. I believe there are a few details to be completed. But we should see this over the line.
Thomas Zenke (Winger): The club’s reaction to Mfon’s exit. Zenke has been around for a bit and I dare say he has fairly stayed as consistent as they come. The question marks are surrounding how much he has left. Perhaps he can come good for us in the next couple of seasons. Unlike Okorom, he’s hardly one for the future.
Chinedu Udechukwu (striker): This signing should be a breather of fresh air with the troubles we have had in attack. It’s equally a surprising signing seeing that it was reported he has left the country a couple of months ago. The move fell through and he returned to Katsina United.
The club had had an eye on him for sometime now but he stayed put at Katsina United hoping to make a move to Europe. The club has finally gotten their man now and although going to Europe may not be ruled out, he has a chance to rediscover form at our place.
Chukwuma Onuwa (Midfielder): The diminutive midfielder is set to join the club. Maybe not my favorite player but he has a chance to run things for us at the middle of the park. He may not be the tallest player out there but he hasn’t arrived at this stage by embracing any limitations.
Here’s wishing them a great time at the club and hoping the medicals all go well.