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EXCLUSIVE: SURGERY DENIES CHIDERA EZEH PRE SEASON TRAINING WITH FC PORTO FIRST TEAM

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Former Nigeria U-17 and 20 forward Chidera Ezeh has been denied a big chance to impress first team handlers of Portuguese side FC Porto in pre season after surgery on his shoulders.

Ezeh who had a breathrough year with the U-18s of FC Porto has been pencilled down for pre season training with the first team but a shoulder injury picked up towards the end of last season has rubbed him off the chance to rub shoulders with the big boys of the Portuguese team.

Presently in Nigeria recuperating he will return to Portugal next month to complete his rehabilitation after which he will be expected to push for a spot in the B team of FC Porto that finished as champions of the second division last season.

FC Porto is currently the home to five Nigerian players namely Chidozie Awaziem,Mikel Agu,Fidelis Irhene,Chidera Ezeh and Musa Yahaya.

However that number will soon turn to seven with Moses John and Samuel Chukwueze set to join them this summer.

*Daniel Martins