Jubilation as Nigerian football star scores on his debut for top European club

Jubilation as Nigerian football star scores on his debut for top European club

  • Chidozie Awaziem hit the ground running for Alanyaspor after firing them to a 1-0 triumph over Giresunspor
  • The Nigerian star scored a stunning header on his first appearance for the Turkish side having joined them from Boavista on loan
  • Awaziem is a key member of coach Gernot Rohr's squad as they continue their preparations towards the 2022 edition early next year

Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem made a scoring debut for his Turkish League outfit Alanyaspor in their 1-0 victory over Giresunspor on Monday, September 13.

The 24-year-old recently joined Bahcesehir School Arena from Portuguese top-flight side Boavista on a season-long loan move.

He was immediately called to action as coach Bulent Korkmaz immediately included him in his team's starting lineup.

Jubilation as Nigerian football star scores on his debut for top European club
Chidozie Awaziem rose above opposition defenders to head home a well-delivered free kick in the early minutes oft their game. Credit - @alanyaspor
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The Nigerian star however needed just eight minutes before getting on the scores sheet - the goal that separated both sides.

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Awaziem headed Emre Akbaba well delivered free-kick beyond the reach of the opposition goalkeeper Onurcan Piri.

They had more opportunities to increase their tally as the game progressed but they failed to convert the glaring chances they got as reported by GOAL.

The Enugu-born star will now be aiming for more despite playing a defensive role for the Super Lig outfit. He was on the pitch all through the entire fixture.

Awaziem was in action for his country's national team earlier this month when they took on Cape Verde in their World Cup qualifier away from home.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Ex-Nigerian defender Karibe Ojigwe has been nominated alongside 26 others as commissioner nominees by Abia state governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

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Though it is unsure what position the ex-Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach will hold in the state, he could be confirmed once the names have been ratified by the state assembly.

Other names on the list of prospective commissioners in the southern state are Donatus Okorie, a former secretary to the state government; Godwin Ndom, ex-deputy chairman, Bende LGA; Okezie Erondu, former chairman, Aba South LGA as reported by SunOnline News and Nigerian Tribune.

Source: Legit.ng

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