Okwonkwo excited to work under 'legend' Henry

Okwonkwo excited to work under 'legend' Henry
Nigerian winger Orji Okonkwo. Image credit/source: www.mlssoccer.com

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jan 28, 2020. 15:00

Nigeria youth international Orji Okwonkwo has opened up about his excitement to work under Montreal Impact head coach Thierry Henry.

The 22-year-old joins the Major League Soccer (MLS) club for a second season on-loan from Bologna.

Okwonkwo enjoyed a superb first season in Canada, netting eight goals in 28 games on his way to earning Impact’s Most Valuable Player award.

Talking to BBC Sport the versatile winger revealed his excitement at learning from the Arsenal legend, who will be eager to improve on Impact’s ninth place finish from last season.

“I’m looking forward to making a bigger impact when I wear the shirt again,” Okwonkwo told BBC Sport.

“I feel lucky to get a chance to work under a legend like [Thierry] Henry. I can learn important tips on how to be a better player from someone who has won the World Cup and achieved so much at club level as well.

“You don’t get an opportunity like this all the time, I really plan to make the most of it.

“I know a lot of the players and I am really excited about our prospects this season after missing out on the play-offs last season,” he concluded.

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