United States League (USL) Championship side FC Tulsa announced the signing of Nigeria Premier League forward Mfon Udoh on Monday.
Head Coach of the American team Michael Nsien said the Nigerian International was acquired due to his record breaking goal scoring ability.
“We are extremely excited to have signed Mfon Udoh. Mfon has a scoring ability unlike anyone in our league. In his career, typically he’s scoring in every other match that he features.
Our expectation is that we quickly adapt him to our style and process so he can thrive as he normally does. Mfon is a player that has been on clubs’ radars all over the world, and it’s a credit to FC Tulsa that we were able to secure his signature.
He is one of many players that has both winning and leadership qualities ingrained into them that we have brought in and will be an important piece to making FC Tulsa’s first season a success.”
The former Akwa United goal poacher was the highest goal scorer in the NPFL last season. Prior to his return to his home club, Udoh emerged the record highest goal scorer in the Nigerian League with Enyimba after nicking 23 goals and also emerged winner of the golden boot in the 2016 CAF-Champions League despite Enyimba FC’s inability to progress to the knockout rounds.
The forward made three appearances for the Nigeria national team and grabbed a goal against Yemen in an international friendly in 2017.
The American outfit also announced the recruitment of Lobi Star’s Solomon Kwambe who is expected to add more resistance to their defence line.
“Solomon Kwambe’s presence in the FC Tulsa back line will drastically improve the defensive unit,” said Nsien.
“Solomon has so much experience for a player his age, featuring in high-pressured environments such as World Cup qualifying and has been the captain of very successful clubs in Nigeria.
We welcome Solomon to Tulsa, and are glad to have him on our side to fight for the club.”