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Name Kelechi Nwakali
Gender Male
Ethnic Nigerian
Job Nigerian Footballer
Desc Kelechi Nwakali is 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup adidas Golden Ball winner. The forward is able to play across the front line and possesses an abundance of dribbling and skilful technical qualities which allow him to beat opposition defenders with ease


Org Nigeria National Team U17
Club as Player Arsenal FC
  Maastricht [Loan]
  Arsenal FC


Agent Klay Ekeocha

2017 03 23 Retrieve

[Nwakali reveals he had always wanted to play for the Gunners] I love Arsenal. I’m a Barcelona fan but I’ve always wanted to play for Arsenal. I was happy meeting the first team players face to face. I’m not the one who will decide what happens but all I can do my own work, work hard and let the boss see that I’m working hard. If Arsenal decide that next season they want me to play in Arsenal, no problem. If they decide they want me to come back to London it’s still no problem. They have to make their choice and I will respect it

2017 04 01 Retrieve

[Kelechi Nwakalispeaks talks about the importance his parents played in his development as a player and how the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 gave him a platform to showcase his talent] Going from Nigeria to Arsenal is a difficult task because a lot of young players want to go to England. It’s all about determination and hard work. I went to Chile and played as the captain, won the trophy and best player award. It was a very big platform for me to continue my career. Nigeria is not like Europe, so it’s a difficult place to survive. You have to work hard to get what you want. Both my mum and dad played important roles before I got to where I am today. I lost my dad in 2006. He was a big Arsenal fan, a diehard Arsenal fan and he and my mother contributed a lot, buying boots, jerseys and taking me to training

2018 05 19 Retrieve

[Kelechi Nwakali tells that Nigeria has the potential to go far at the World Cup in Russia] We will not be among the teams that would make up the numbers at the World Cup, but instead be among the teams that will make it interesting because we have all it takes