Kingsley Udoh in Uruguay for trials with Penarol

The former youth international is in South America to try to sign for the Uruguayan top flight team

Former U-17 defender Kingsley Udoh is reported to be in Uruguay with hopes of signing for giants Peñarol. Udoh was expected to take a flight to Johannesburg on 23 November to land in Sao Paulo (Brazil) before finally arriving in Montevideo, the Uruguayan capital on Sunday, 25 November.

Local newspaper Ovacion reported that he will then have a trial at Peñarol and if manager Jorge Da Silva likes him, he'll join the Uruguayan giants to play for them in 2013.

He'll be joined by 19 year-old Amoda Usman and if at least one of them is approved by Da Silva, then there is a chance a Nigerian striker will join them later (although this player is not named).

The first African players to play for the club were a Ghanaian and two South Africans in 1980, the first African players to join a Uruguayan or South American club. 

The players were John Yawson (Ghana), Ace Knomo and Abednigo "Shaka" Ncobo (South Africa).

Peñarol have won a record 48 Primera División titles. They were also the first ever winner of the Copa Libertadores, defeating Club Olimpia during the 1960 final series. Since then, they have accumulated four more Libertadores titles, three Intercontinental Cups, and one Supercopa de Campeones Intercontinentales.