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Nwakali Off To Belgium, To join Mechelen On Loan

Nwakali Off To Belgium, To join Mechelen On Loan

Manchester City’s Nigeria youth international, Chidiebere Nwakali is set for a loan move to Mechelen in the Belgian league.

The former Golden Eaglets star who was snapped up by the English Premiership side after helping Nigeria to a record fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup last year, is being farmed to the Belgian top league club to acquire more experience.

Nwakali has already made his mark within the youth section of Manchester City and was part of the team’s pre-season preparation in Scotland where he copped an injury.

The youngster said the move was a good development in his career progression since he would be able to get the required experience to play at the top level.

“The loan deal would last till January,” informed Nwakali who is expected to depart London mid month.

“It is good for my game since I would further develop and have a first team experience which is different from youth set up.”

Nwakali, who returned to London on Sunday, said he was in good shape for the challenges ahead, adding that officials at Man City have been supportive.

While he is heading to Belgium, his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho who was also acquired by Manchester City is also training with Columbus Crew in the Major League Soccer.

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