Kelechi Nwakali moves to the Estadio Municipal el Toralin
The 24-year old signs a one-year deal
He represented Nigeria at the 2021 CAF Africa Cup of Nations
Nwakali joins following the termination of his contract at SD Huesca
Kelechi Nwakali has sealed a move to SD Ponferradina in the Spanish second division following the termination of his contract with SD Huesca in April.
Nwakali made 21 appearances in all competitions during the 2021/2022 season.
The club made the transfer announcement via a statement on their website which reads:
"Kelechi Nwakali (Owerri, Nigeria, 1998) is a new player for SD Ponferradina. The new Blue and White midfielder will thus continue his career in LaLiga SmartBank, in which he has competed in the last two seasons with AD Alcorcón and SD Huesca.
Kelechi began his career at the Diamond Football Academy in his country. His qualities caught the attention of Arsenal FC, who signed him for their under-23 team in 2016. Later, he played on loan at MVV Maastrich in the second division of the Netherlands and at VVV Venlo, with whom he competed in the Dutch top flight.
In the 18-19 campaign he experienced a new assignment, in this case to FC Porto, who enrolled him in his subsidiary team. For the following course he separated from Arsenal FC and began his stage in Spanish football. SD Huesca incorporated him for a project that would end with promotion to LaLiga Santander.
After making his debut in the top flight in the 20/21 season, in the winter market of that year he joined AD Alcorcón on loan, where he became a regular starter and participated in 18 games. Last season, back at SD Huesca, he took part in 19 league games and 2 Copa del Rey games. In addition, he is a full international with Nigeria."
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