In a groundbreaking development for both Nigerian football and Norwegian giants Rosenborg, former Nigerian U-17 sensation Igor Ogbu has inked a momentous four-year deal with the reigning Norwegian champions. This transfer marks a significant milestone in the promising career of the 18-year-old midfielder, who joins the esteemed ranks of Rosenborg from Geeleec Football Academy in Jos.Ogbu, a notable member of the 2017 Golden Eaglet squad, has long been touted for his exceptional skills on the field. Despite the setback of the U-17 squad failing to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, Ogbu’s talent has not gone unnoticed. Rosenborg, renowned for their strategic and discerning recruitment, have eagerly welcomed the young Nigerian to their first-team roster.
The club, in an official statement released on their website, expressed their delight at securing Ogbu’s services. “We are pleased to announce the arrival of Ogbu to the club. The talented midfielder will resume with the first team and will wear the jersey No.30,” the statement reads, underlining the club’s confidence in Ogbu’s abilities. This significant move not only underscores Rosenborg’s commitment to nurturing international talent but also highlights the global appeal of Norwegian football. Ogbu’s journey from the Geeleec Football Academy to donning the prestigious No.30 jersey for Rosenborg epitomizes the transcendent nature of the sport, where borders and nationalities yield to the unifying language of football.