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Nwakali: My Time Will Come, I Don’t Envy Osimhen, Chukwueze

Nwakali: My Time Will Come, I Don’t Envy Osimhen, Chukwueze

SD Huesca of Spain midfielder Kelechi Nwakali says he is not envious of the successes Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze have achieved after their FIFA U-17 World Cup conquest in Chile in 2015, he has revealed in an interview with BBC Africa Sport.

Nwakali won the Golden Boot award as the best player of the tournament in which Osimhen scored 10 goals to emerge the top scorer while Chukwueze also played his part in shooting Nigeria to Success at the cadet level.

While Osimhen and Chukwueze have made rapid growth in their club career. Nwakali has stalled and his transfer to Huesca seems to be the opportunity for him to now make up for lost time.But the former Arsenal player is not worried by the stall in his development.

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Osimhen has gone on to become one Africa’s most expensive signings when he joined Italian side Napoli from France’s Lille in July While Chukwueze has enjoyed two seasons of top flight football with La Liga side Villareal.


Nwakali in action in SD Huesca 1-1 away draw against Villarreal in their 2020/21 Laliga Santander opener

“I felt bad that things are not moving the way I want them to and the way lI have planned, but not because I was seeing my colleagues doing wel,” Nwakali told BBC Africa Sport.

“I still speak to Victor and Samuel Chukwueze, I always call to check in on them, even though it is not working the way I want but it’s life, I
believe in time, and if it’s not time for me, it is not going to happen.

“I have come to understand that people just want to be where it is moving fast and well, but life is about ups and downs, sometimes we just have to bring back our human feelings and support each other when things aren’t going

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  • Oakfield 10 months ago

    For to You understand that your time shall come and. that everybody has his own time of upliftment and stardom shows that your are endowed with wisdom and common sense hence the saying that the wisdom of Solomon has nothing to do with the age of metusalah. Only hard work, commitment, perseverance and faith would make u get to the top. Your time will surely come and we shall all be here to witness it. Just relax and keep working hard. God be with you.

  • Dr. Drey 10 months ago

    Your time shall surely come boy. Dont let sycophants stampede you into thinking you are already better than all SE midfielders including Mikel….its still a long journey ahead for you. Just keep your head low and do your thing. When your time comes, no one will be able to stop it….ask Osimhen.

  • Guy bone talk that philosophy no de work for football,no doubt u r d missing link between oshimens n chukweze but u don’t need to relax fight hard on d pitch n let d fans do d talking,in football time waits for nobody do things when your mates de do am cos plenty talents are spranging up here n there

  • Empire 10 months ago

    Nwakali you are a talented player, but you are doing yourself desservice granting every interview… it is better for a maximum concentration and improve on your games, than every time you are granting interviews… your constant media concentration might affect you; it’s better you start doing the talking on the field of play…Eze and Victor didn’t use media to get to where they are today…. it’s all about hard work and element of luck…put in good performance week in week out then the sky will be all yours…

  • Hmmm… of that 2015 set, these 3 (Osimhen, Chukwueze, Nwakali) have gone on to greater things. The other 2 that have closely followed have been Kingsley Michael (Midfielder) and Orji Okonkwo (Striker).