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


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.