Kelechi Nwakali plays first game in 455 days

Former Nigeria U-17 captain, Kelechi Nwakali, has played his first competitive club game in over a year after featuring for Huesca in their 2-1 home defeat to Mirandes in the Spanish Segunda on Thursday.

The game is Nwakali’s first since making an appearance for FC Porto B in a 1-1 draw against CD Cova Piedade on March 17, 2019, making it 455 days before playing another competitive club game.

Nwakali replaced Sergio Gomez in the 83rd minute but failed to help his team get even in the encounter.

Reacting after the game, Kelechi Nwakali wrote on Instagram, “Thank God for the game. Although it wasn’t the best result for the team, we keep the focus on the next game.”

Huesca are currently on 53 points and fourth on the log, seven points behind leaders, Cadiz.

Since Kelechi Nwakali move in September 2019, the Nigerian has waited patiently for his maiden appearance – with his closest attempt being an unused substitute role in the 3-1 triumph at Malaga on June 12.

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