An improved performance by Kenneth Omeruo in Friday’s World Cup 2018 second group match against Iceland has earned him accolades from his parent club, Chelsea.
Though Omeruo is yet to play a single competitive game for Chelsea since signing for them in 2012, he is still rated one of their players for the future, such that The Blues keep trailing him in national team performances.
Consequently, the London club were quick to note Omeruo’s sterling performance against Iceland, and acknowledged the role he played in aiding Nigeria’s 2-0 win.
Omeruo joined The Blues from Sunshine Stars of Akure but has yet to make his competitive debut for the Londoners despite obtaining a work permit.
The central defender has been farmed out on loan to Turkish clubs Kasımpaşa and Alanyaspor, Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag, and he played for Middlesbrough in the Championship during the 2014-2015 season.
Omeruo penned a contract extension with Chelsea last summer, tying him to the club until June 2020, before he was loaned out to Kasımpaşa for the entirety of last season.
Chelsea heaped praise Omeruo, following what the former EPL champions tagged his wonderful performance in the Super Eagles’ 2-0 win in their second game of the 2018 World Cup.
”What a performance from @omeruo22! 💪 #NGAISL,” Chelsea tweeted.