Coach of Portuguese league giants FC Porto Sergio Conceicao has temporarily shut down any chance of Chidozie Awaziem leaving the club in January following his lack of game time since returning from a productive loan spell with Nantes in France.
Last season Awaziem made 22 league appearances for Nantes but since returning back to Porto he is yet to play a game in the league and has only made the matchday squad five times this season.
His only appearance so far came in the Cup game against Varzim where he lasted the entire duration of their 4-2 win over Varzim on the 31st of October. Since then he hasn’t played a single game in all competitions.
He requested to be allowed to return on loan to France with Nantes eager to have him back while Dijon also slapped in a loan bid but Porto rejected both proposals insisting on the defender signing an extension first before he will be allowed to leave on loan.
21 year old Awaziem had a chat with Conceicao over his immediate future as his lack of playing time has cost him a spot in the senior national team of Nigeria but he was told in clear terms by the coach that he is in his plans.
To that effect he will remain at the club as back up defenders and according to information gathered by Owngoalnigeria.com he will play in their dead rubber UEFA Champions League game in two weeks time.