Indomitable Lions AFCON 2017 Hero Joins Joel Obi at Torino

Indomitable Lions AFCON 2017 Hero Joins Joel Obi at Torino

Joel Obi will welcome a new teammate Nicolas N’Koulou who joins Torino FC on loan from Ligue Un side Olympique Lyonnais.

Nicolas N’Koulou has joined Torino from Lyon on a season-long loan with an option to make the deal permanent.

The Cameroon defender arrived at Lyon before the start of last season, following five years at Marseille.


But he made just 13 Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon as they finished fourth.

N’Koulou won the Coupe de la Ligue with Marseille in 2012 and was part of the Cameroon squad that triumphed in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

N’Koulou’s move to Torino was announced by the Serie A club on Saturday in an official statement, disclosing they also have an option to buy the 27-year-old Cameroonian.

The defender scored the Indomitable Lions’ leveller at the 2017 Afcon final against Egypt on their way to being crown champions.

He’s also expected to be named in Hugo Broos’ team to will face Nigeria next month in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

N’Koulou has been on the move lately, joining Lyon as a free agent when his Marseille contract expired last summer.

He only made 22 competitive appearances for Lyon.

N’Koulou spent most of his career in France, moving to Monaco in November 2007 and sold to Marseille in 2011 for €3.5m.

Meanwhile, Joel Obi scored in Torino’s 2-2 result against newly promoted EPL side, Huddersfield in a pre-season friendly on Friday.

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