As teams continue to shape up for the upcoming season by .ing friendly games , so too many young .ers are using the moment to make a mark with the first team.
Among them is ex Bayelsa United teen sensation Okardi Inikurogha who joined French second division side Grenoble in November last year after helping unfancied Bayelsa United lift the Federation Cup.
Okardi was a part of the team that defeated Nasarawa United in the final of the Nigerian version of the FA Cup, he also starred for them in the CAF Confederation Cup the next season before his move to France.
In France he started up with the B team last season but upon turning 18 and now eligible for first team football he has been elevated to the main team ahead of the start of next season, OwnGoalNigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
He has already started the process of making his mark in the team as he scored the winner that handed them a 2-1 win over Ligue 1 side Auxerre in a friendly game. The 17 year old forward is tipped to . a starring role as Grenoble bid to gain promotion to the Ligue 1.