Tue, 25 Feb 2020

Impact to bring back M Okwonkwo on another loan

Field Level Media
25 Jan 2020, 05:40 GMT+10

The Montreal Impact have re-acquired midfielder Orji Okwonkwo on another loan from Bologna FC 1909 in Italy, bringing back the 2019 team MVP who scored eight goals and had two assists in 28 games in 2019.

The most recent loan comes with an option to purchase his contract.

"Orji was one of the most efficient players on our roster last season," sporting director Olivier Renard said in a statement. "We are very happy to see him return for another season after watching him gain MLS and youth national team experience in 2019."

The Impact are looking to improve on a 2019 season when they were 12-17-5 (41 points) and finished ninth in the Eastern Conference, four points out of a playoff spot.

Okwonkwo, 22, a native of Nigeria, has played on his home country's U-23 team. He will be a central piece in 2020 for new head coach Thierry Henry.

--Field Level Media

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