Thursday Oct 27, 2016. 10:20
Lillestrom sports director Torgeir Bjarmann has revealed he has been amazed by how quick Ifeanyi Matthew has adapted to Norwegian football, while also gushing the class of the Nigeria midfielder.
Ifeanyi Matthew, 19, has made six appearances and scored two goals for Lillestrom since he moved from Kano Pillars in August.
“What has most surprised my about (Ifeanyi) Matthew is how fast he has adapted to football in Norway,” said the Lillestrom sports director.
“Most players often find it difficult to integrate because the football is usually different, but Matthew has been different.”
Bjarmann equally spoke in glowing terms about the quality of the midfielder, who featured at this year’s CHAN in Rwanda.
“He’s intelligent and plays according to the coach’s instructions, dribbles well, scores goals, his shots are clean, he is versatile and a great passer of the ball,” remarked the top Lillestrom official.
“He makes up for his lack of muscles with all these great qualities.
“We have been very impressed with him.”