Tuesday, January 15, 2013

No Brann deal for Okpotu

naijapremierleague.net can reveal that Nowergian Premier League side, SK Brann has decided not to offer Nigerian youngster, Tony Okpotu a contract.

Brann invited the Lobi Stars forward to Norway as possible replacement for compatriot, Kim Ojo, who has headed for Belgian side, KRC Genk, since the Norwegian Premier League (Tippeligaen) begins in March.

Reports in Bergensavisen, the second largest newspaper in Bergen, Norway, indicate that the club has now turned to Croatian born Austrian forward, Martin Pusic.
Brann’s Sporting Director, Rolf-Magne Walstad described the Nigerian as a talented footballer despite the decision not to offer him a contract.
“Tony is a quick striker, with several good qualities, yet a little different than what we had hoped for. Therefore we try to quit his game already now so that he can travel further," Walstad told the club website.

Okpotu earned rave reviews for his performance in the colours of Lobi Stars last term and has earned invitations to the Super Eagles and Nigeria’s Under20 team, the Flying Eagles.
Interestingly, Lobi Stars are banking on the forward in their quest to make an impact in the 2013 Caf Confederations Cup.

“Okpotu has been registered for the competition,” Lobi Stars supremo, Dominic Iorfa said to naijapremierleague.net

culled from naijapremierleague.net

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