The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) disclosed that they are working tirelessly to help youth international Kelechi Nwakali to return to his base Portugal.
The 20-year-old midfielder is member of the Nigeria U-23 team that defeated Libya in Asaba to reach the next stage of U-23 AFCON qualifier and has been stranded in the country since then.
However, Officials of the Federation revealed that Nwakali was in Portugal on a single-entry visa and so now needs a renewal to return and join his club teammates.
“The federation has been working hard to get his visa sorted as quickly as possible, but it’s taken longer than expected,” NFF’s director of communications Ademola Olajire said.
“We hope it will come out after the Easter break to enable Nwakali return to Portugal.”
The midfielder won the U-17 World Cup with the Eaglets back in 2015 Fifa under-17 World Cup and he also went home with Golden boot.