Eagles new boy Chidozie Awaziem

SCORENigeria lists 10 Things You Need to Know About Eagles new boy Chidozie Collins Awaziem

10 He is a New Year baby as he was born on January 1, 1997

9 He was born and grew up in Jos but his parents are from Enugu State

8 He came through the El Kanemi Academy of Jos, who also produced Eagles skipper Mikel Obi and Ogenyi Onazi

Portugal-based defender Chidozie Awaziem with Alhassan Ibrahim ‘Muazzam’ in Ajaccio, France

7 He lists his childhood idols as Mikel, Onazi and former Eagles great Uche “Gentle Giant’ Okechukwu

6 Awaziem can play in central defence or defensive midfielder. “I will play wherever the coach wants me to play to help the team,” he says

5 He told SCORENigeria God, coach Gernot Rohr as well as his fellow players “have given me the confidence to play in the Super Eagles”.

4 One of his mottos is “A good worker deserves his wages”.

3 This past season he made 35 appearances for FC Porto second team in the Portuguese second division after he played 10 league matches for the main team the previous season

2 He moved to Portugal in 2015 without playing for a league club

1 He is believed to be on the radar of French club Nantes, who watched him in last week’s friendly against Togo in Paris


By Kola Daniel LIVE in Uyo


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