Okumu’s journey has seen him go from playing semi-pro football in the United States to competing for continental competition in Sweden in the span of two years. His tremendous physical tools and marking skill has helped Elfsborg improve substantially from last season. Furthermore, Okumu’s confidence continues to grow in his ability to distribute out of the back with either foot.
There are a couple of minor issues that require further development to succeed at the top level, the most important being Joseph’s success rate when he tries to be more aggressive. However, his recent history of rapid improvement suggests these can be ironed out quickly. Perhaps another season at Elfsborg may be best, but Okumu’s age and development track make a league such as La Liga or Ligue 1 the proper next step.