Super Eagles midfielder Kelechi Nwakali joins SD Ponferradina in Spanish Second Division

Super Eagles midfielder Kelechi Nwakali joins SD Ponferradina in Spanish Second Division

Super Eagles midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has officially agreed to join SD Ponferradina in the Spanish second division just after his contract with SD Huesca was terminated in April.Super Eagles midfielder Kelechi Nwakali joins Spanish La Liga 2 side

After going months without a club, the 24-year old midfielder has joined forces with the Spanish second tier outfit – Ponferradina.

Nwakali participated in 21 games across all competitions in the 2021–2022 season.

He participated in 19 league games and 2 Copa del Rey games for SD Huesca last season. He also represents Nigeria on international stages.

Nwakali issued a formal statement on his Twitter account after Huesca canceled his contract, criticizing the way the team had treated him.

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The midfielder, who joined Huesca in 2019 and played 33 times before leaving the club, said that the club’s Sporting Director, Ruben Garcia, threatened to prevent him from playing for the team if he traveled to Cameroon to represent the Super Eagles in the 2021 AFCON.

  • Kelechi Nwakali switches to Estadio Municipal el Toralin
  • The 24-year-old agreed to a one-year contract.
  • During the 2021 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, he represented Nigeria.
  • Nwakali joins after his contract with SD Huesca was terminated.

The club confirmed the deal in a statement on their website:

Kelechi Nwakali (Owerri, Nigeria, 1998) is a new player for SD Ponferradina. The new Blue and White midfielder will thus continue his career in LaLiga SmartBank, in which he has competed in the last two seasons with AD Alcorcón and SD Huesca.
“Kelechi began his career at the Diamond Football Academy in his country. His qualities caught the attention of Arsenal FC, who signed him for their under-23 team in 2016. Later, he played on loan at MVV Maastrich in the second division of the Netherlands and at VVV Venlo, with whom he competed in the Dutch top flight.”

Kelechi Nwakali, who signed a contract with the club as a free agent will be aiming to assist the Blue and White team in its bid for promotion to the La Liga.

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