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Nwakali “Not In A Hurry” For Super Eagles Chance, Eyes Arsenal Return

Nwakali “Not In A Hurry” For Super Eagles Chance, Eyes Arsenal Return

By David Meshioye:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MVV Maastricht midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has admitted that current Super Eagles midfielders are ahead of him in the national team pecking order and he is prepare to wait for his chance, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Nwakali insisted that he is not deterred by a slow start at Arsenal, from where he has been loaned to the Dutch club .


“I’m happy with my progress thus far even though it might be slow. I will continue to work hard and wait for my time in the Nigeria national team,” the former Golden Eaglets star told CSN.

“The guys in Super Eagles deserve their place in the team and are doing extremely well. All I need to do is keep working hard and wait for my time. I am not in a hurry to play for Super Eagles.

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“I strongly believe my time will surely come because I still have long years ahead of me as a player. I am impressed with what coach Rohr have been saying about me; that should give me the right push to step up my game to reach my potential.”

The 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning captain said he is looking forward to live the ‘Arsenal dream’ next summer, adding that he is ready to accept the stiff competition for places at “one of the biggest clubs in the world”.

“I’m happy at Maastricht at the moment most especially now that the club has qualified for the play-offs,” Nwakali added to CSN. “We will keep working hard until our promotion dream comes to reality.”

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  • I like the spirit. Definitely, you will soon be up there.

  • Chairmanfemi 3 years ago

    That Kehinde that just pledged allegiance to Nigeria will in no time be included whereas this guy suppose to get the nod ahead of him. Keep working hard Kelechi

  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    You are the missing link in the Super Eagles team. I said it last week and CSN carried the news today. This is the second time this would happened. So therefore, I think I deserves some class here. Just kidding lol.
    Nwakeli is a smart guy. Mikel was in that range when he started playing for Super Eagles. So, yours is not different. The only thing I’m still waiting for is the final list. After that I can say yes “YOWAA” we are ready for the world or not. Still early to hear the koko. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Adeyemi Temitope 3 years ago

    I disagree with your conclusion Nwankali Kelechi. Your time is now and if Coach Rohr want to do extremely well he should include Nwankali Kelechi and Victor Oshimen to the world cup squad and not only include them but play a pivotal role and you shall see very good results. Reasons being that
    1: They are talented.

    2: They are pure youth.

    3: Because they pure youth, they will exploits their talents to the greatness of Nigerian football at the world cup in Russia.

    Mark my words if Coach Rohr can do this and not bring them in at odd hours of any match… Then Nigeria is heading seriously for greatness in Russia. Spirit have spoken.

  • Hope Odianosen 3 years ago

    I disagree with you ADEYEMI, Nwakali is not as good as you portray him to be & that is why he could not play for Arsenal durin pre-season & also could not keep to the demands of Dutch top league which led Arsenal to send him back to Division 2 in Netherland to continue his development. As for Osimhen, he plays as second fiddle for Wolfsburg & yet to score a goal in competitive matches this season. Both Nwakali & Osimhen were there when Nigeria U/20 team was bundled out of AFCON U/20 qualifiers 2yrs ago in Lagos. They are not good enough @ the moment, may be in the future except you want to see a similar team of 2002 that paraded inexperienced Adepumi, Ogbeche & Utaka, i guess you know the end of that story..?

  • Dowell 3 years ago

    completesports. I demand that you block this person called ugo uwunze from commenting on this site ……cannot be civilized for once

    • @Dowell I comment sense that/s what I am all about and, I possibly Know more about football and Nigerian Players abroad than most of you clueless commentators here. Thank you

  • Abeg who dey wit Gernot rohr dere, help me toch am say i dey tok to am, pls invite osimhen i knw u hv faith on him, invite osimhen nd if possible kelechi nwakali too

  • We need this guys in the team kalechi nwakali and osimhen. They are better than some ppl in that team . eg nwakali is far better than mikel agu

  • Abdulrazak 3 years ago

    Barcelona won the first leg of their quarter finals clash against Roma at the Nou Camp 4-1 but lost the return fixture at the Stadio Olympico 0-3 to crash out of the UCL.
    Was it that Barca all of a sudden went from being an inform team to a bad team? The way that Roma set out their team and the tactics they employed yesterday is what modern football is all about. You don’t have to outplay your opponent, just stop him from playing, period. I have seen posts on this platform about the Super Eagles lack of creative midfielders, blah, blah, blah. With all the creative genius of Andreas Iniesta, Ratitic, Messi, yesterday, Barca could not cope with the physicality of Dzeko, De Rossi, et al.
    Rohr knows how he is going to set the Eagles out in Russia. He will choose players that are adaptable to transforming that philosophy to reality on the field of play.

  • Abdulrazak 3 years ago

    @Thor, are you as stupid as your article or just acting as one. Did you watch the match? The Dzeko goal came out of a long speculative ball upfront. He out muscled Jodi Alba and Umtiti to score. Whatever you are smoking is obviously not right for you. Clown.

  • Dowell 3 years ago

    who is this ugo iwunze?????……we are talking about your very immature comment that completesports had to delete and you still have the guts to come back here saying ‘you comment sense’. I wonder what you definition of sense is, and if you really know much about football as you claim, well good for you….am only concerned about your manners

  • Dowell 3 years ago

    please let’s keep the peace brothers…..no need for insults we are one at least when it comes to football …….. one question dough for abdulrazak. if that pass was not well calculated or never came at all, would he still bully is way to score …..if your answer is ‘NO’ then that is what we meant by “creativity” ……..we can not just be kicking the ball forward without any intention … hoping our opponents will make mistake

  • Abdulrazak trashed
    Thoh trashed
    Dowell trashed , y u pple fighting? Dowell u ar sopose to tranquil de fight all of u trash