Odey Eager For FC Midtjylland Deal, Striking-Partnership With Onuachu
By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Leading scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League with 14 goals, Stephen Odey, on Thursday expressed his
optimism to form a lethal partnership with compatriot, Paul Onuachu in the attacking line of Danish club, FC
Midtjylland, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The Mountain of Fire and Miracles FC forward is currently undergoing trials at the 2015 Danish champions, with a
view to signing for them in the summer.
The decision of the player to travel to Denmark initially caused trepidation at his club, MFM FC, as they looked to
consolidate on their impressive campaign in the NPFL.
However, that disenchantment has been sorted out, and the player while speaking exclusively to
Completesportsnigeria.com, revealed one of his expectations at the Danish side for the coming season.
“I am undergoing trials here as everyone knows, and I’m good. There are two Nigerian players at the club, Paul
Onuachu and Rilwan Hassan. So I’m in good company,” Odey told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“I’m a striker. Hopefully, I will get signed and get to score goals for Midtjylland. Scoring goals is my job. Paul
(Onuachu) is a striker here, and together we can form a good partnership.
“Well, Midtjylland have European experience and that is good for a player like me. So, I’m happy to have this
opportunity at the club.”
FC Midtjylland are involved in the DBU Pokalen (Danish version of the FA Cup) Thursday evening (today) against
Brondby with Odey to watch his potential new club from the stands. They’re currently third in the Danish Superliga
table with 45 points. They will also face Brondby on Sunday in a league game.
Meanwhile, Odey also expressed his readiness to be part of the Super Eagles side that play against South Africa in a
2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in June should Gernot Rohr call him up.
The Eagles are expected to regroup on May 23 in the French island of Corsica where head coach Gernot Rohr will set
up a training base before the trip back to Nigeria for the game against the Bafana Bafana.
“Like every other player, I wish to be invited for the match against South Africa, but until then, everyone is
focused on club football,” he stated.
“I don’t know what the plans of the national team coaches are, but if I’m considered for the qualifying match
against South Africa, then I have to get back to Nigeria and drop my passport.”