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Erimuya Replaces Omeruo As Only Nigerian Defender In Laliga Santander

Erimuya Replaces  Omeruo As Only Nigerian Defender In Laliga Santander

Little known Keigo Erimuya is set to replace Super Eagles star, Kenneth Omeruo as the only Nigerian defender playing in the LaLiga Santander in the 2020/2021 season.

Omeruo got relegated to the Spanish second tier with Leganes last season while his compatriot, Chidozie Awaziem has again moved on loan to Boavista in Portugal from parent club FC Porto.

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The 22-year old Erimuya currently stars for Cadiz CF who finished second in the Segunda Division last season to secure promotion to the LaLiga for the new season.

Erimuya started 26 games for Cadiz II last season clocking 2,340 minutes in the Segunda B and has been listed in head coach, Alvaro Cervera’s main team for this season despite only making it to the bench on three occasion in the promotion run.

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Erimuya in action for Cadiz CF

The Benin City-born player previously, started and played all 38 games for Cadiz II in the 2018/19 season clocking 3,395 minutes and scoring seven goals.

Erimuya had stint playing for the Nigerian U-23 team in 2016 when the Dream Team failed to secure ticket to the Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

Also set to feature in the LaLiga Santander in the new season is fringe Eagles midfielder, Kelechi Nwakali who secured promotion with SD Huesca.

By Sulaiman Alao

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  • TUNDE 3 years ago

    Haa haa reporter, who tell u that U-23 Olympic dream team didn’t secure Olympic ticket in 2016 coached by Samson Siasia or have u forget ETEBO 4-goal in a match against S/Korea.

    • DiMastta 3 years ago

      Laaaazzzy reporter.
      With N50:00 data you could have checked online that he not only made the team but actually played some minutes.

  • Nigerians in La Liga in addition to Saturday Erimuya and Kelechi Nwakali as reported:

    Azeez Ramon – Granada
    Samuel Chukwueze – Villareal
    Kevin Carlos Omoruyi – Huesca

    That makes 5 in total, and if Marvin Olawale Park makes the real madrid squad that will make 6 all in