Nigeria Protest Nwakali’s Loan Move
Nigeria’s football authorities have written a terse letter to a top chieftain of Arsenal FC of London to subtly protest the eminent move of a potential Super Eagles star Kelechi Nwakali to Portuguese side FC Porto on another loan this season.
The terse message sent to David Dein was an advice, where the Nigerian federation described Nwakali as the next big soccer export from Africa to the world in the coming season if he remains with Arsenal not FC Porto in Portugal.
Interestingly, the Arsenal FC chieftain replied the NFF stating that their submissions would be submitted to new manager Unai Emery to consider the possibility of retaining Nwakali, provided the move to FC Porto has not been concluded.
European transfer mills suggested on Thursday morning that there were a few hitches left to be sorted without stating in clear terms what the problems were.
But it seems Nwakali wants the Porto FC move because he feels he will command more regular shirt appearances playing for the Portuguese side this season than with the Gunners if he is made to stay this term.
Porto FC presently has six Nigerians on its payroll comprising Mike Agu, Chidozie Awaziem, Musa Yahaya, Chidera Eze, Isah Musa and Kingsly Kuku.