Orji Okonkwo has character – Donadoni


Coach of Italian Serie A side Bologna, Roberto Donadoni, has described Nigerian striker Orji Okonkwo as having character after he came on and scored his side’s third goal in their 3-0 home win over Sampdoria last Saturday.

Okonkwo,19, came on as a substitute and scored his second goal as a sub in as many games to help 10-man Bologna seal a 3-0 victory over in-form Sampdoria.

“It was a performance of character, belief and intensity, doing well to continue believing even after going down to 10 men. The goal we scored when a man down was even better, as Godfred Donsah and Orji Okwonkwo didn’t stop believing in the opportunity,” Donadoni told footballitalia.

“Donsah had an extraordinary run from midfield. Okwonkwo did well to shrug off the close man-marking from Palacio… He’s got character, but has a long way to go and must listen when you give him advice.

“The last two results must teach us not to be lazy or sluggish, as in life and in football, you get nothing that way. When you play with a man down for 45 minutes to a red card that frankly makes me smile, then win 3-0, that’s not bad.”


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