October 20, 2021

edge.ug

we say it the way it is

Star African football player to watch: David Okereke

0 0
Read Time:2 Minute, 42 Second

Viewers on DStv and GOtv can look forward to seeing one of Africa’s top footballers, Nigerian forward David Okereke, in crucial Serie A action on Monday 27 September 2021.

DStv and GOtv is the only true home of football in Africa, offering a range and depth of action that no other rival can match – it’s literally ‘Unbeatable Football’! If you’re going to spend your money on something, it may as well be on the best football in the world.

Okereke recently made waves in the Italian top flight with a brilliant solo goal for Venezia, which proved to be the decisive strike in a 2-1 win at Empoli earlier this month. Dribbling from inside his own half before providing a crisp low finish, the Nigerian’s goal drew comparisons to the famous strike from African football legend George Weah for AC Milan against Verona in 1996.

Okereke insists he was not thinking of the 1995 World Player of the Year when he made his way towards the Empoli goal; rather his solo effort was because he had no teammate near enough to pass to. “The action (for the goal) I did it all by myself because there was no one there,” he explained. “I’m very happy with how it ended. In training camp, it helped us being together by creating the group.”

The 24-year-old is on loan at Venezia from parent club Club Brugge in Belgium, with the Lagos-born attacker hoping that his new Italian hosts take up an option to make the transfer permanent come the end of the 2021-22 campaign. Okereke admits that he found the going tough at Brugge last season, where he was mostly used as a substitute.

“At Club [Brugge] I started well, but in the end it didn’t end well because I didn’t have many opportunities after that,” he explained, before adding: “I have grown a lot in Belgium and overall it was a positive experience. For the past two years I have played in a team that were built to become champions, but Serie A will be a new challenge that I take on with extra energy.”

Okereke, who has yet to play for Nigeria at senior international level, has also been on the books of  USD Lavagnese and Cosenza Calcio in his European club career. Wearing the number 77 jersey, Okereke will hope to guide Venezia to a victory in their Serie A match at home to Torino at the Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo in Venice on the evening of Monday 27 September, which you can see LIVE on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1.

No rival can compete with SuperSport’s coverage. Our viewers on DStv and GOtv enjoy an unrivalled selection of football from around the world!

Don’t miss the New Football Season on SuperSport on DStv and GOtv. Visit www.dstv.com and www.gotvafrica.com to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement. And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on the DStv App.

See David Okereke in the following match live on SuperSport:

Monday 27 September

20:45: Venezia v Torino – LIVE on SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1

About Post Author

edge

Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %