Bradford City have announced on their official website that Aston Villa’s Chisom Afoka has joined The Bantams on loan for the rest of the season.
The 19-year-old winger has made the temporary switch to join Bradford City after spending the last three years at Aston Villa, playing in the youth setup.
Bradford are strengthening their attacking options as they have begun this League Two campaign in comparatively poor form to last season, with only two wins from the opening five games.
Talisman Andy Cook is yet to be amongst the goals and Mark Hughes’ side will be hoping Afoka can be the final piece of the puzzle for them to kick on and challenge for the promotion they so crave.
What’s been said?
Afoka has said to Bradford City as reported on their website:
“I am really happy to be here. I have heard very good things about the club and the move made perfect sense for me.
“I am a winger who likes to take people on and try and create – whether that is with my passing or one-on-one ability. I try to look forward and play forward, and create as much as I can.”
Bantams boss Mark Hughes also added:
“We are pleased to be able to welcome Chisom to the club as our first deadline day recruit.
“He is a dangerous winger with raw pace and technical ability, accompanied by a good goalscoring record in Premier League Two last season.”
Who is Chisom Afoka?
The young winger joined Aston Villa from West Bromwich Albion in 2020, before winning the FA Youth Cup in 2021 and progressing to their U21s side.
He played 17 times in Premier League 2 Division Two last season, netting five times and helping Aston Villa earn promotion to Premier League 2.
This will be the first stint playing at the senior level with The Bantams and will hope to hit the ground running to help both his career and Bradford City’s season.
From what I have heard about the player, he will add a new dynamic to the attacking force of Bradford City, especially with his pace and ability to take a man on.
Bradford have scored five goals in five games so far this season so in my eyes, they need to improve the rate of goalscoring and hopefully, Afoka will be that man to change Bradford’s fortunes.