January, 29 2023.
With five Nigerian players already in their squad, Slovakia top flight side, AS Trencin seems to be the new home of Nigerian players, after a sixth player, Lekan Okunola joined their ranks, on Friday.
Lekan Okunola who signed a three year deal, joins compatriots Kingsley Madu, Adewale Oladoye, Reuben Yem, Philip Elayo Azango, and Chinonso Emeka in the Slovak first division.
In time past, the likes of Moses Simon and Rabiu Ibrahim had productive stints with AS Trencin, before they left for proverbial Golden Fleece in mainstream Europe.
It is the first professional contract to be signed by the youngster, who graduated as a prolific striker from a Lagos-based soccer academy, Obazz. www.ckdmedia.ng reports.
Prior to inking the dotted lines, Lekan Okunola had what the club called an impressive trials, with them from October, 2022.
The 19 year old center forward will be wearing jersey No. 88, as he settles down to learn and showcase his skills on the pitch for his new club, whose 20 points from 18 matches placed them in the ninth position, of a 12 team league.