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Nwakali Bags Assist In Ponferradina Debut

Nwakali Bags Assist In Ponferradina Debut

Kelechi Nwakali got an assist in his debut for Ponferradina in their first league game of the season as they edged Cartagena 3-2 on Monday.

Nwakali set up teammate Derik Lacerda to put Ponferradina 1-0 ahead in the seventh minute.

Mikel Rico equalized for Cartagena in the 35th minute but Dani Ojeda restored Ponferradina’s lead on 51 minutes.

Then 10 minutes later Ojeda got his second goal of the game to put Ponferradina 3-1 up.

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With two minutes left to play Borja Valle reduced their deficit but Ponferradina held on to claim the three points.

The win took Ponferradina to third in the 22-team Spanish second division league table.

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  • Regardless of his perceived poor personal choices, Kelechi Nwakali remains a good footballer. A great passer of the ball, blessed with great vision and good ball control, I believe he would be useful in our national team.
    Regardless of the division he currently plays in, I would advise coach Peseiro to recall him to the national team, given the lack of creativity in our midfield at the moment.
    Instead of continuing to unabashedly plead with Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze to accept us, Mr. Peseiro should start the process of integrating midfielders Raphael Onyedika, Alhassan Yusuf, Ishaq Abdulrazak, Akin Amoo and Tosin Kehinde into the national team.

    • Pls who are you? I like to know you. Your email or contact number will be good. This is my email – [email protected].

      I consider your comment here very profound. The boy has been receiving a lot of bad press for nothing of his fault.

      You have carefully outlined his abilities and I couldn’t agree more on that. I still say that what we missed against Tunisia in that Nations cup exit against them was a Nwakali– a true midfield creator– because the Carthage Eagles had clipped our direct wing play. The coach was clueless and pressure kept building up unnecessarily,then Iwobi was brought in. The boy was trying to respond to the pressure and mistakenly made a foul that made him see red. If Nwakali was there in the middle,such pressure won’t be on the team in the first place.

      I agree with you that, he’s an absolute gem that the national team needs now not later– I mean that’s a former captain(and FIFA best player) of our successful junior side,who truly plays the Nigerian way. He is a more controlled Okocha,when Okocha was his age. Indeed Nwakali is way ahead of Michael Olise and Co. I hope Mr. Peseiro notices it– I think he would.

      Best regards sir.

      Your contact pls.

  • Kele is just unlucky but I am convinced he has the talent to be a regular in the super eagles

  • All these names being thrown around will come to the super eagles and bench Iwobi, Aribo and Ndidi abi? Over sabi dey worry Naija fans sa. The midfield lacks creativity and Iwobi and Aribo are presently smoking hot for their clubs. A coach that cannot utilize the present regulars we have will not achieve anything with the names you are mentioning. And what was special about Nwakali during the last AFCON?

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