Kelechi Nwakali is the first overseas-based professional to hit the Nigeria U23 training camp ahead of next month’s U23 AFCON in Egypt and SCORENigeria learnt he will undergo special drills to ensure he is match fit for the tournament.
Nwakali, who is the team’s assistant captain, has not enjoyed regular playing time at Spanish second club Huesca.
“A special drill has been designed for him that will ensure he is match-fit,” a team official informed SCORENigeria
He had his first training with the team Thursday morning.
Despite Nwakali’s arrival, there remain serious fears that many of the country’s foreign stars who are eligible for the 2020 Tokoyo Olympics qualifying competition may not be released by their clubs as it does not fall within the FIFA-free window.