USA’s USL Championship outfit FC TULSA have announced the signing of Flight FC forward Stanley Oganbor, Felele247.com.ng understands.
The club announced on Tuesday that it has signed Nigerian forward Stanley Oganbor to its 2021 USL Championship roster, pending league and federation approval. Oganbor is the 5th Nigerian signed by FC Tulsa head coach Michael Nsien since taking the helm of the franchise prior to the 2019 season.
“Stanley is full of pace and power, and he’s a deceptive player with or without the ball,” said Nsien. “I believe his most effective position is at center forward where he’ll want to make his mark and to score goals. Stanley is electric, and the supporters will be on the edge of their seats when he’s near the goal. I’m excited to get him here and make sure he adapts properly to the way of life and the team culture in our city and with our club.”
Oganbor, just 22, began his career in the third division of Nigerian soccer, the Nationwide League One, with Lagos Islanders from 2015-17. His success with his hometown club at a young age allowed Oganbor to move to Slovakia to play for Inter Bratislava in the 3. Liga (third division). A significant leg injury cut short his time with Bratislava, but Oganbor still managed to score four goals and two assists before getting injured.
After recovering from his leg injury, Oganbor returned to the Nationwide League One in Nigeria to play for Flight FC in 2019 and 2020, where he featured for the Gboko based side in the Gov. Ikpeazu Preseason Tournament in Aba.
“I am extremely excited to join FC Tulsa as a player,” said Oganbor. I pray we’ll achieve a lot together.”
Although he was born in Tulsa, Nsien is of Nigerian descent through his father and has signed five Nigerians in his time with the club. Last year, FC Tulsa rostered four Nigerian players in Raphael Ayagwa, Solomon Kwambe, Mfon Udoh and Tobenna Uzo. Kwambe has been announced to return to the roster in 2021.