Samuel (Sammy) Okoka has provided an all-action, versatile option for Peter Gilbert’s side in the first year of his Albion scholarship.
Okoka’s progression through the ranks from an early age has developed his effectiveness in the final third - which reflected in his attacking output during the 18s’ 2020/21 campaign.
Sammy scored three goals during a full campaign of football in the U18 Premier League, and capped off Albion’s fifth-round FA Youth Cup win against Tottenham in style.
Okoka entered the fray as a late substitute and headed in a well-worked goal to send the Baggies on their way to the quarter-finals of the tournament in confident mood.
“Sammy’s a bright, lively attacking player who predominantly plays out wide but can also play up top. His good energy is direct” - U18s boss Peter Gilbert.