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Agent gives reason for Onyekachi Okonwko's move to Mosta

13 November 2015, 15:04

Lagos - Ben Itorho, the Italian based intermediary that brokered the deal that took Nigeria international Onyekachi Okonkwo to Mosta, has revealed that the midfielder chose to join the Maltese Premier League club because he wanted to return to full fitness before taking his next step.

Tico, who made his name at two - time African champions Enyimba and Orlando Pirates, has appended his signature to a seven - month contract that ties him to Mosta until June 30, 2016, according to the player's representative.

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''I can't disclose the financial details but it is a short - term deal until June with an option for both parties to negotiate at the end of the season,'' says Ben Itorho to news24.

''Onyekachi Okonkwo has clubs in the MLS still interested but he wants to do six months of competitive football and help Mosta win the League or finish in the top three before moving to the States.''

Onyekachi Okonkwo has been inactive since he took to the pitch in Mpumalanga Black Aces'  2 - 2 draw, with Free State Stars early May but his intermediary claims he is ready to make his debut for his new employer after the international break.

''Yes he is in a good physical condition but, of course, he will need at least a month to get back to shape.

''I think after the international break, he will make his debut for Mosta,'' Itorho concluded.

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