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Okoli aims for fresh start after Turkey return

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By Sab Osuji

Nigerian youngster, Onyedika Paschal Okoli is aiming for a bigger and better career prospect in Turkey after returning to the European country’s Super Lig following a botched loan move to Bosnia, Orient Sports reports.

Okoli, a box to box midfielder, in the mould, character and efficiency of Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, had a spell at Bursaspor before his sojourn to Bosnia. 
The 23-year-old who could also play as a defender, shared dressing rooms with Super Eagles assistant Captain, Willaim Troost Ekong, Shehu Abdullahi and Mikel Agu while the quartet lasted in Bursaspor during 2017/2018 season.
Relishing a new career dream in Turkey, Okoli told Orient Sports that he is fired up to achieve more than before. 
“It was great playing alongside Ekong, Shehu and Mikel Agu, I learnt a lot from them, I am inspired to break more grounds this season”. 
Blessed with incredible ball winning ability and excellent distribution techniques also plays in all four defensive roles, a quality that stands him out as a utility option in any team.
This is an attribute that liken him to Super Eagles and Leicester City strong man, Wilfred Ndidi.
The 23 year old spent the 2019/2020 season at Bosnia side, Celik Zenica irreconciliable issues ensured that he mutually terminated the contract.
He is now back in Turkey with undisclosed clubs in talks with his intermediary for a possible deal.
“I’m back in Turkey and I wish to hit it bigger this time around with another club”, Okoli tried to explain with optimism.
“I am making moves to join a new club. Some clubs are also in the picture. I hope in no distant time, my manager and my Intermediary will come out with what will better my career”.
Fondly known as Okonta, Okoli has his eyes set on a possible Super Eagles duty ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, campaign.
“It feels good to represent one’s country in BIG tournaments like the Nations Cup. 
“It’s the pride of every player. I’m not exempted. 
“But it’s one at a time. Once the opportunity calls, why not?”, he queried, rather rhetorically. 

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