Introducing Naijas Next Emerging Star !
FC Porto of Portugal are a club with history and pedigree, champions of Portugal a record 27 times
And while the Portuguese league might not be rated too highly, Porto are well respected in Europe having won the prestigious Champions League 2ce once in the new format under Jose Mourinho . . .his first time winning the title as well as the UEFA Cup in 2003 and 2011
This is the club of little known Nigerian Chidozie Awaziem!
Born in Enugu Nigeria, Chidozie left for Portugal at an early age from El-Kanemi Juniors
He was a member of Porto’s under-19 team that won the Portuguese league title in the 2014–15 season.
He made his UEFA Youth League debut for the Under 19 squad in February 2015 at just 18 years starting and completing the game against Real Madrid held at Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano
His impressive displays at Centre back must not have gone unnoticed by coach José Peseiro who due to squad depletion due to injuries promptly drafted him to the main squad, an opportunity Chidozie gratefully took
After making the bench a few times he made his first full competitive debut for the first team on the 12th of February 2016 in the match against Benfica which Porto won 2 1. Chidozies performance in the match was commanding and assured after overcoming the usual initial jitters. A gutsy display for a 19 year old
With a level head , discipline, proper guidance and of course hard work . . .Chidozie is destined for greatness . . .another young Nigerian doing us proud in an elite club like Iheancho, Success, Umar, Ndidi e.t.c read Top 10 Nigerian U20 players
We are witnessing rise of the 19 year olds . . . the birth of a new golden generation of talent . . .All the signs bode good !