Nwakali: Ex-Arsenal midfielder makes losing debut for Huesca from Mirandes

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The 22-year old offender left his bow to its Azulgranas since they stuttered at home from the people on Thursday evening

Kelechi Nwakali made his long-awaited Huesca introduction in Thursday’s 2-1 home defeat to Mirandes.

After finishing a loan spell in Porto B, the Nigeria global united the Segunda division outfit on a three-year deal from Premier League side Arsenal.

Ever since his movement at September 2019, the 22-year old has waited patiently for his eponymous look — with his nearest effort an unused substitute part in the 3-1 victory at Malaga on June 12.

But he finished his wait as boss Michel attracted him an 83rd-minute replacement for Sergio Gomez.

Despite comprising for just seven minutes, he can do little because his group bowed in the home to the Reds in Estadio El Alcoraz.

Following a goalless first-half at the Week 33 fixture, Alvaro Rey powered Mirandes forward in the 62nd moment, however, the hosts levelled thing through Rafa Mir eight minutes afterwards.

Alvaro Pena given Andoni Iraola’s team points a bet together with his 72nd-minute work.

Cote d’Ivoire midfielder Cheick Doukoure who’s on loan from Levante was an artificial substitute from the hosts, although Ghana’s Ernest Ohemeng wasn’t considered for actions by director Iraola.

This conquer marks a drawback for Huesca that are pursuing promotion to the Spanish elite branch. They are now fourth from the log after garnering 53 points from 33 outings — seven factors under leaders Cadiz, while Mirandes transferred to sixth.

Nwakali is happy with his introduction and ensured that the Azulgranas will bounce back into their next excursion.

“Thank God although it was not the ideal outcome for the group we maintain the focus on another match,” he composed Instagram.

He’d be eyeing his next cap when Michel directs the group to Estadio Carlos Belmonte on Sunday to get a date with 17th placed Albacete.

The ex-Arsenal participant burst into limelight after captaining the Nigeria U17 group which paraded the likes of Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze to acquire against the 2015 U17 World Cup in Chile.

His inspirational displays left him the tournament’s Golden Ball before Lille’s Osimhen along with Mali’s Aly Malle. Nwakali’s stock climbed after linking Arsenal on a last-minute bargain from Nigeria’s Diamond Football Academy.

After failed loan expeditions in MVV Maastricht, VVV Venlo and Porto B, the child was sent from the Emirates.


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