HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan for the 2019 season from Bologna on Feb. 12, 2019. Re-signed on loan, with an option to buy, for the 2020 season on January 24, 2020.
Okwonkwo is a young attacker who is a polished finisher and was one of the Impact's most consistent pieces in 2019.
INTERNATIONAL: Okwonkwo won the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2015, in Chile, with the Nigeria U17 team, appearing in five games throughout the tournament. He scored a goal in a 4-2 win against Mexico in the semi-final game.
OUTSIDE MLS: Okwonkwo, 21, has played the last three seasons in Italy, scoring three goals in 27 Serie A games with Bologna FC 1909, including four starts, and 951 minutes, between 2016 and 2019. He joined the Italian club in 2016 after going through the academy of Nigerian club FC Abuja. He spent the second half of the 2017-18 season on loan with Brescia, in Serie B, recording one goal in 13 games, four as a starter, and 455 minutes.