SCORENigeria can exclusively reveal that Chidiebere Nwakali has extended his Manchester City contract by a year and he will not be returning to Norwegian club Sogndal on loan.
“Chidiebere (Nwakali) has extended his stay with Manchester City by one year. This is in keeping with the law or rules in England”, disclosed Emeka Amajiriaku, chief executive officer of ASJ, the academy from where Chidiebere made his breakthrough.
He also revealed that the 20-year-old midfielder will no longer return to Sogndal on loan.
“His loan deal at Sogndal of Norway has ended and he will no longer be going there again or any team in Norway,” Amajiriaku.
“We are looking at a much stronger league which will help his development.
“Having helped Sogndal during his loan spell there, it is only normal he moves on to bigger things.”
He did not disclose Nwakali’s next career destination but insisted a few options are now being explored.
“We’re working on something. I mean his agent and Manchester City. When things are properly sorted, surely, I’ll get back to you”, he promised.
Chidiebere, he further disclosed, delivered 12 pairs of football boots to the academy on Tuesday.
“It was a pleasant surprise. Chidiebere came to our training ground, donated 12 pairs of match boots, two sets of jerseys and 22 pairs of track suits to the academy,” he disclosed.
“He said it was his own little way of appreciating the academy from where he made his career break through and everyone, the players and officials were very happy with him.”
By Sab Osuji