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Armstrong Oko-Flex

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Armstrong Oko-Flex
Personal information
Full name Armstrong Inya Echezolachukwu Oko-Flex
Date of birth (2002-03-02) 2 March 2002 (age 18)
Place of birth Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Celtic F.C.
Number 48
Youth career
  • Arsenal F.C. Academy
  • Celtic F.C. Under-20s and Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–present Celtic F.C. 0 (0)
National team
2016 England U15, Republic of Ireland U16 0 (0)
2017 England U16, Republic of ireland U17 11 (2)
2018 England U17 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2019

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Armstrong Okoflex (born 2 March 2002) is professional footballer who plays as a winger Striker for Celtic, after his move from Arsenal F.C. in 2018. He has represented both Ireland and England at youth level, and still in the various squads.

Early life[edit]

He was born in 2002 in Dublin, Leinster, from both parents born in Nigeria and holds dual nationalities Irish. At a young age Oko-Flex moved with his family to the UK, to reside in Islington South and Finsbury (UK Parliament constituency) in North London. Armstrong attended Our Lady of Victories BNS in Glasnevin, Dublin and renowned boys secondary school - St Aloysius Secondary school, Highgate, Islington South and Finsbury (UK Parliament constituency) in North London..[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Oko-Flex’s started fairy-tale footballing development started in Dublin at a very young playing with boys older than him, before long his high capability and prospect at that young age got recognised and got his move to St Kevin Boys Club (SKB) Dublin while playing at FAI football summer camp in [Dublin]]. Oko-Flex shone as player for SKB in many footballing tournaments, including highest goal scorer and player of the tournament both in Ireland and England. [3]. In August 2017, Oko-Flex triggered another notable media attention when he made his debut for Arsenal’s Under-18 side as 15-year-old. [4].

In July 2018 the rumour mills and internet were in overdrive as Oko-Flex was cited in Celtic Park Glasgow widescreen[5]. Okoflex in August 2018 again generated breath-taking widespread media attention with his switch to Celtic F.C. signing his first professional contract at the young age of 16, in a three years’ deal. [6][7][8][9][10]. [11][12][13] Oko-Flex meteoric rise was given another strong enhancement as he made Celtic Football Club (/ˈsɛltɪk/ SEL-tik) first team squad against Kilmanorck FC ‘’’The Killie’’’ on Sunday 17 February 2019, as the manager Brendan Rodger gave the biggest hint of his readiness for the first team. [14][15]. [16][17][18][19][20][21].

Oko-Flex prodigy prowess are fast coming together and evident to see in his wonder goals in recent Celtic fixtures with players older than him[22][23][24][25]. The super talented new ‘’’bhoy’’’ definitely works so hard and, has earned the confidence of his manager Rodgers, and fans [26][27][28]

International career[edit]

Okoflex is among the few privileged with the luxury of international football choices as he is eligible to represent England, Ireland in association football or Nigeria internationally. Oko-Flex was called up to the Republic of Ireland national under-15 team, playing his first game against the Netherlands. [29] [30].

His other Irish youth international engagements are against Norway U15 and Czech Republic U15 in March 2017. Oko-Flex made his first start against the Netherlands on 31 January 2017 for the Republic of Ireland [31][32]. Oko-Flex has been very busy with England national under-17 football team in recent months. He has been with the rank since England Under 15, Under 16 and under 17 that secured third place in 2018 UEFA development tournaments in Montaigu, France, where England locked horns against Brazil, Cameroun, Russia and France. He is highly rated and remains one of the best in his age group in the UK and globally.

Personal life[edit]

Oko-Flex is the oldest of four siblings


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  15. Lindsay, Matthew (17 February 2019). "Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers makes three changes for Kilmarnock - and Armstrong Oko-Flex is on the bench". Retrieved 22 February 2019.
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  20. Young, Graeme (12 September 2018). "When Brendan Rodgers Expects Celtic Signing Armstrong Oko-Flex to Make Breakthrough".
  21. Caw, Daniel (12 February 2019). "Armstrong Oko-Flex Scores Beauty in Celtic Reserves Win Jack Aitchison Gets Double Too". Retrieved 24 February 2019.
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