Nigerian Int’l midfielder Kelechi Nwakali Joins Portuguese Side G.D. Chaves

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By our correspondent

Portuguese top-flight league side, Grupo Desportivo de Chaves, have completed the signing of Nigerian international, Kelechi Nwakali from Spanish based side,Ponferradina.

25-year-old midfielder started his career at the Diamond Football Academy in Umuahia. After his fine performances at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, in which he won the Golden Ball Award,he signed with English Premier League side Arsenal.

On 16 September 2016, it was announced that Nwakali had signed for Eerste Divisie side MVV Maastricht on loan for the season. He then made his professional debut for the side the same day against Jong Ajax.

On 29 August 2017, Nwakali joined Dutch side VVV-Venlo on loan for the first 6 months of the 2017–18 Eredivisie season.

Nwakali signed on loan for FC Porto on 18 July 2018, and was assigned to Porto B ahead of the 2018–19 LigaPro season.

On 2 September 2019, Nwakali joined Spanish Segunda División side SD Huesca on a three-year deal.

On 21 July 2022, Nwakali signed for fellow Spanish second division side SD Ponferradina.

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