FC Tulsa head coach, Michael Nsien, has backed Nigerian trio Mfon Udoh, Solomon Kwambe and Raphael Ayagwa to succeed in the US second-tier United Soccer League Championship.
The former Nigeria Professional Football League stars joined Tulsa earlier in the year.
Nsien said, “The players I brought have caps with the Nigerian national team.
“Udoh is a goal scorer; he’s shown that quality consistently. Solomon has been rock steady since he’s been a professional player.
“Ayagwa is a young player with a lot of quality and experience already.”
On how well the players have adapted to football in the States,Nsien added, “It’s never easy adapting to a new country and league. With the break in play due to the pandemic, it has given the players enough time to adjust and get their footing.”
The Nigerian-American coach was a mainstay in defence at the University of Dayton, where he bagged a degree in Communication Management before turning out for Top Major League Soccer sides including LA Galaxy and before earning his coaching badges