CORK'S Adam Idah made his competitive first team Norwich City debut on Tuesday evening in the English League Cup tie away to Crawley Town.
The young attacker though was to end up on the losing team on this occasion, as the Premier League side were defeated 1-0 courtesy of a cup shock by their opposition from League Two.
The former College Corinthians underage player went close in the second half to getting Norwich back on level terms through an effort just shy of the hour mark.
Overall though, he is a young man that has been making great footballing strides. The 18-year-old was fast tracked into the Republic Of Ireland U21 squad by manager Stephen Kenny.
He notched a brace in his U21 international debut back in March, when Ireland started their bid to qualify for the 2021 European Championships with a 3-0 home win against Luxembourg.
Idah moved to the Canaries in 2017 and has spent the past two seasons playing with the club’s U18s and U23s sides.
After an impressive scoring record since joining, including 13 goals in all competitions last year, Idah has been rewarded with a new long-term deal with Norwich until the summer of 2023.
“I’m delighted to sign a new deal here. The moment they offered me a new contract, I knew straight away that I wanted to sign it,” described Idah when speaking on signing his recent contract with Norwich.
“I’ve loved every minute here so I’m delighted. My form last season was great and I’ve worked very hard to get myself to where I am now.
“I’m delighted to be in the position I am now. Last year helped me a lot to get me to this position.
“There are lots of people who have helped me. The staff have been great to me and even through the tougher times, they’ve helped me through it.”