Okonkwo joins Montreal Impact on loan from Bologna

Nigerian striker Orji Okonkwo has joined Montreal Impact on loan from Italian side Bologna for the remainder of the season, the Major League Soccer club have confirmed.

The 21-year-old signed for Bologna from Nigerian amateur club FC Abuja in 2016, a year after helping Nigeria claim the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup.

He has scored three goals in 27 appearances for the Seriè A side.

“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. I would like to welcome him to the team.”