Former Super Eagles forward, Victor Ikpeba says former U-17 skipper and SD Huesca midfielder Kelechi Nwakali needs club stability in the LaLiga to fulfill his huge potentials in the senior national team.
Continuing his appraisal of some of Nigerian stars in Europe exclusively to Complete Sports, Ikpeba says Nwakali needs to play regularly at club level rather than rely on past pedigree to secure invite to the Super Eagles.
Ikpeba bared his mind on what the talented player who won the Golden Ball award at the 2015 U-17 World Cup needs to do to live up to his true potentials for club and country.
“You know the issue with young players is that when you don’t have stability and don’t go to a club to progress as a young and upcoming player, it doesn’t help the progression of such youngsters,” begins the player known as the Prince of Monaco for his exploits in the French Ligue 1 during his playing days.
“Sometimes the managers of these young players don’t really help because they want to make money, and they will be moving the player from one club to the other which could affect their stability and development.
“But I think Nwakali was lucky he went to Arsenal at the initial stage but he didn’t get to play there which affected what could have been a good progression considering the other clubs he later went to.
“I’m a big fan of Nwakali and I was excited to see him do very well for the Eagles in the friendly against Atletico Madrid of Spain some time ago. And now that he is at Huesca, with hard work and a little bit of luck, he can go on to fulfill his potential in the LaLiga and then for the Eagles.