Birmingham want Ghanaian Acquah and Nigerian Onazi – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Birmingham want Ghanaian Acquah and Nigerian Onazi

Afriyie Acquah in training with Sampdoria.

Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Aug 11, 2017. 15:00

English Championship outfit Birmingham City FC are confident of signing Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi from Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor.

This has been confirmed by City manager Harry Redknapp when speaking to Sky Sports News on Thursday.

The latest reports have also indicated that City have also made a bid for Italian Serie A club Torino’s Afriyie Acquah.

Ghana international Acquah and Onazi are both central midfielders. English tactician Redknapp is reportedly preferring Onazi over Acquah.

“You’ve got to see what you can get really” Redknapp said.

“If you can get them both you’ve got to make a decision, if you can only get one you take him.

“But if you can’t get any…you just pray…I don’t know where you go, but we’re trying to get them in.”

Onazi, who is 24-years-old, made 32 league appearances for Trabzonspor last season and he scored two goals in the process.

Acquah featured in 20 league matches for Torino last season and the 25-year-old found the back of the net twice.


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