ARMSTRONG OKO-FLEX is determined to become Celtic’s ‘Bhoy from Brazil’.
The 17-year-old Dublin-born left-winger, who arrived from last summer, is a massive fan of the South American nation who have won the World Cup an amazing FIVE times.
The Hoops kid, who has yet to make a first-team appearance but is under the microscope of Neil Lennon, has revealed his three favourite players.
It’s not a surprise that two of his heroes who have infuenced his style of play are from Brazil.
Asked to name his role models, Oko-Flex, speaking to Celtic TV, answered: “Of all-time, I have three. The first one is Ronaldinho, he was just amazing.
“He’s the reason I love football, all the skills he did I try to replicate them, he’s the reason I play.
“The second is Brazilian Ronaldo. When I played striker I used to watch him all the time.
“The third is a Nigerian player. Jay Jay Okocha, he was amazing. The stuff he did on the pitch is what I do on the PS4, crazy skills.”
Oko-Flex has seen his pal Karamoko Dembele make his debut in the top side last May in the final Premiership game of the season when the 16-year-old winger came on from the start of the second-half as a substitute for Oli Burke in the 2-1 win over Hearts at Parkhead.
Lennon has given Jeremie Frimpong, 18, signed from Manchester City on the August transfer deadline, two outings in this campaign – the 5-0 Betfred League Cup victory over Partick Thistle and the 6-0 success over Ross County on Saturday.
Oko-Flex is waiting for his chance alongside three teenage summer recruits, Jonathan Afolabi (Southampton), Luca Connell (Bolton) and Lee O’Connor (Manchester United).