13:28 BST 09/10/2019
The Bologna loanee has been rewarded for his outstanding displays in his debut season with the Canadian outfit
Okwonkwo instantly made himself a key part of Wilmer Cabrera’s squad and thus, ended Ignacio Piatti’s dominance who has won the top club award for the last four seasons.
The 21-year-old contributed eight goals and two assists in 28 matches across all competitions, the most by any Montreal Impact player in his debut season since Didier Drogba notched in 11 goals in 2015.
On Sunday, the Nigeria youth international helped the Saputo Stadium outfit end the 2019 MLS campaign in the ninth spot with his goal and an assist in their 3-0 win over New York Red Bulls.
Okwonkwo is joined in the honorary recognition by former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna who was named Montreal Impact Defensive Player of the Year.