Nigeria’s Kelechi Nwakali: Visa issues nearly derailed my career

Kelechi Nwakali in action for Huesca
Kelechi Nwakali is hoping that he will have the chance to prove himself at Spanish side Huesca

A light seems to have shone at the end of the tunnel for Nigeria’s Kelechi Nwakali, as he attempts to get his career back on track with Spanish side Huesca

The 22-year-old was a 63rd minute substitute in newly-promoted Huesca’s 1-1 draw at Villareal on Sunday as the new La Liga season kicked off.

Nwakali, who was player of the tournament at the Under-17 World Cup in 2015, has spent much of his time since August 2018 battling visa issues which have limited his chances to play.

Problems with red-tape and a lack of playing time while on loan from English side Arsenal to Portuguese club Porto left him very low on confidence.

“There was a time, I was having doubt in myself, I wondered if I was not up to it anymore,”

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