Ukraine top-flight side FC Inhulets Petrove have confirmed the signing of Nigerian striker Stephen Gopey from Wikki Tourists, Goalintense.com.ng reports.
According to Futbalgalore, the former Rivers United striker who has scored five goals for Wikki Tourists in the Nigeria Professional Football League signed a three year deal with the Ukraine premier league side.
Stephen Gopey is a very direct player who uses pace, power and strength in an almost brutish way to force his way through opposing defenders. When he receives the ball from his deeper lying team mates he is not afraid to turn and run on his own, using his physical capabilities to try to force a chance, rather than waiting for his team mates to catch up, which would potentially slow down a counter attack. He is always looking to get on the score sheet.
Off the ball Gopey is very hard working and is the sort of striker that will defend from the front and try to win the ball back for his side.
His physicality is a large reason why he is so hard to deal with. His pace, power and strength are the framework from which he plays the game. This physical attributes allow him to hold the ball up before bringing a team mate into the game, to run past opposition defenders and to make sure that he is able to do those things all game. He has a good leap and is certainly no pushover in the air.