Chukwueze Scores On Copa Del Rey Debut

Chukwueze Scores On Copa Del Rey Debut

By Johnny Edward:

Nigeria forward Samuel Chukwueze scored his first senior career goal for Villarreal in Thursday’s first leg round of 32 Copa Del Rey clash against Almeria which ended 3-3 at the Mediterraneo stadium reports


The 19-year-old made it 3-1 in the 83rd minute for the Yellow Submarine in his first start of the competition this season having made three UEFA Europa League appearances.


The former U17 and U20 winger, Chukwueze raced past the Almeria defence before finishing off from close range for his first goal of the season.


Chema Nunez scored a 52nd-minute penalty to hand the hosts, Almeria the lead but Santi Cazorla restored parity in the 68th minute before an own goal from Francisco Callejon made it 2-1 for Villarreal.


Chukwueze made it 3-1 in the 83rd minute before Sekou Gassama struck twice in the final four minutes to hand his side a hard-fought draw ahead of the second leg.


Chukwueze who has been called up for the Super Eagles 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier against South Africa and the friendly game against Uganda later this month could make his La Liga debut for Villarreal against Levante on Saturday following his performance.


He will become the fifth youngest Nigerian to debut in the Spanish topflight division behind Sunday Stephen, Isaac Success, Uche Agbo and Francis Uzoho if he gets some minutes.

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  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    Good goal from that left foot sad to see your teammates didn’t celebrate with you keep your head up keep doing your thing. The sky is your limit!

  • Jones 1 year ago

    This guy has immense potential. I just hope he doesn’t lose focus.

  • Jensen Josh 1 year ago

    Nice one 

  • Oni bryt 1 year ago

    Great game yesterday from @chukwueze8. D New Naija Robben . Keep doing it super bro

  • Ayphillydegreat 1 year ago

    This is the future we’re talking about. Terrific talent with a potential to be a superstar. Another Hallmark of the NFF U13 developmental program that produced the likes of Isaac Success, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Musa Muhammed, Alhassan Ibrahim, Taiwo Awoniyi from the 2013 set up. Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Nwakali, Orji Okonkwo, Samuel Chukwueze, Kingsley Michael all coming up from the 2015 set up. All of whom are the hope of the SuperEagles going forward. Hopefully they all reach their potentials and make Nigeria and Africa proud in subsequent FIFA Mundial. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE#