Okunbor helps his man to his feet just seconds after he's nailed him into next week
If you've been hit by Stefan Okunbor, then you'll be experiencing something completely new and unique as while the rest of us stay in the present, you'll be finding your way in the middle of next week.
11 hard but clean hits later and young Marcus Lentini from Coburg might just have thought he'd made it into the next month. Instead, as the stars faded and the hunted made his way back to the land of the living, his hunter was staring him straight in the face with his arm outstretched.
It's nothing personal, strictly business from Stefan Okunbor who learned to play Gaelic football with Na Gaeil GAA club in Tralee and is now making a name for himself in the VFL with the Geelong Cats.
The VFL is the secondary level of competition in the Aussie Rules and if Okunbor, still just 22 years of age, stays going the way he's going as a ferocious defender and ravenous tackler, then it won't be long before he's up there with Zach Tuohy and Mark O'Connor on the biggest stage of all. At this stage, it looks to be his destiny.
The former Kerry minor, who was signed by the Geelong Cats in the 2018 draft, has been showing his home county what they're missing as one of his side's best performers so far this season.
But the shift he put in over the weekend, when tackling Lentini to the extent that he must have been haunted, has to have been his best performance yet. You can watch his tackles in all their glory in the below clip, with Okunbor's sportsmanship showing the type of competitor that this youngster is.
It's nothing personal from Kerry's Stefan Okunbor, who helps him man back to his feet just seconds after he's nailed him into next week 🤝 👏pic.twitter.com/V08XCX3gfF
— GAA JOE (@GAA__JOE) May 23, 2021
Wouldn't Peter Keane just love to have him!
— Geelong Cats (@GeelongCats) October 30, 2018