Imama gets Okereke, Orji boost for U-23 qualifier - The Libyan Report

Imama gets Okereke, Orji boost for U-23 qualifier

Kelvin Ekerete

After losing 1-0 to hosts Sudan in their U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Al Merriekh Stadium in Omdurman, forwards David Okereke and Orji Okonkwo have been handed invitations to the team as reinforcements.

The second leg of the qualifiers is scheduled for the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Tuesday.

Okereke was on target for the U-23 team in their 4-0 thrashing of Libya in Asaba, scoring the fourth goal after being set up by club teammate Denis Bonaventure.

The striker started the season with Belgian side Club Brugge on a bright note, scoring four goals in his first four games in all competitions but has failed to score in his last five matches in all competitions.

Also invited is Bologna forward Orji Okonkwo who is on loan to Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact.

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