Nigerian professional footballer, Kelechi Nwakali who plays as a forward for MVV Maastricht in the Eerste Divisie on loan from Premier League side Arsenal FC and a brother to Manchester City signee, Chidiebere Nwakali was seen in the village while on holidays helping his mother process garri.
Nwakali who attracted the attention of several clubs with his impressive outing for the Golden Eaglets at the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile. And as the captain of the Golden Eaglets, he led Nigeria to the title and was named the Player of the Tournament before he was signed by Arsenal from Diamond Football Academy in Nigeria on a five-year deal.
He might be a football star but at home, Kelechi Nwakali remains his mama’s boy. That’s exactly what he showed while holidaying with his mother in his village of Eziobodo in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, South East Nigeria.
Nwakali shared a photo of himself helping his mum to prepare garri (cassava flour). In his Instagram photo, the former Golden Eaglets Star and Arsenal FC player is seen stirring the garri in a local frying pan. Writing he said :
“Went to the village today to do the things I know how to do the things I enjoy doing it was fun you will know if you have been in the village good to be back. "
The 19-year-old midfielder is at his hometown for the holiday after a season on loan at MVV Maastricht in Netherlands from Arsenal.
Nwakali is waiting on Arsene Wenger to know about his future at Arsenal following the end of his loan spell at MVV Maastricht.
He scored one goal for MVV Maastricht in 22 appearances helping them to finish seventh in the Dutch second division.
Nwakali who signed for Arsenal in 2016 will resume pre-season training with the Gunners before deciding on his next step.
Ahead of next season his agent Olumide Olowu says he will have a conversation with Wenger on the future of the midfielder.
“We'll be going into fresh talks with Wenger to know what the future holds for Nwakali. I hope the young man will return to Arsenal and continue to build his future there,” Olowu told.