By Adeboye Amosu:
English Premier League club Chelsea have heaped plaudits on their Nigerian defender Kenneth Omeruo following his impressive showing in the country’s 2-0 win against Iceland in a Group D fixture at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Ahmed Musa grabbed both goals as the Super Eagles bounced back from the 2-0 loss to Croatia in their first game.
Omeruo was handed his first start of the competition by Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, as part of a three- man defence and he rewarded the German coach with a fine performance.
Though he had a hand in the penalty conceded by Tyronne Ebuehi which was missed by Gyfil Sigurdsson, Omeruo did well in helping the Super Eagles ward off the threat of the Iceland forwards.
”What a performance from @omeruo22! 💪 #NGAISL,” reads a tweet on the club’s official Twitter handle.
The 24-year-old joined Chelsea in January 2012 but is yet to make his official debut for the club.
Instead, he has spent time on loan at five different clubs; ADO Den Haag in the Dutch Eredivisie, Middlesbrough ( English Championship), Kasimpasa and Alanyaspor (Turkish outfits).
He has been capped 38 times by Nigeria.