Arsenal Teen Star Nwakali Displays Dead Ball Abilities For Loan Side In Cup Game

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Kelechi Nwakali was on the losing side as his loan side MVV Maastricht crashed out of the KNVB Beker losing 4-5 on penalties to FC Volendam, the Dutch version of what the English call FA Cup.

Maastricht threw away a two goal lead which saw the Cup tie extended into penalty kicks as both sides were tied at 3-3.

Volendam converted all of their spotkick where Maastricht missed one of theirs. The game ended 4-5 with Nwakali slipping his spot kick into the net with style.

Nwakali is well known in Nigeria for his abilities from set pieces. A trait he exhibited during the last U-17 World Cup and even more recently with the U-20s, in a game against Burundi during their ill fated attempt to qualify for next year Africa Youth Championship.

The highly rated 18 year old is on a season long loan from Arsenal, the team he officially joined this summer. A year after winning the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the Under-17 World Youth Championship.