Remember him at the 2009 U-17 championship? Yes! He's Stanley Okoro aka Little Messi. He...
Remember him at the 2009 U-17 championship? Yes! He's Stanley Okoro aka Little Messi. He's no longer little though, he's now 28!
The ex-Nigeria junior International Stanley ‘Little Messi’ Okoro has said he hopes to win the league with Abia Warriors after his time in Europe.
Okoro returned to Nigeria earlier this year after cancelling his contract with Spanish side Almeria.
He featured in his team’s stunning 2-1 win at Akwa United in midweek.
“I was the happiest person on earth on Wednesday when we won in Akwa and I will continue to do my best in subsequent matches if selected,” said the little-footed winger, who turned down offers from former club Heartland and Akwa United to join Abia Warriors.
“We have a very good coach who treats all the players like his own brothers and a crop of good players and we will continue to work hard until we achieve our aim at the end of the season.”
“I have come here to contribute my quota and help the team win the league or at least grab a continental ticket at the end of the season.”