Nigeria midfielder Kelechi Nwakali was in full duration action for Spanish Segunda club Ponferradina on Sunday, Futbalgalore.com.ng reports.
The former Nigeria youth international tried his best but his team fell 2-0 to Las Palmas at the Estadio de Gran Canaria.
Nwakali has now made 24 appearances in the 2022/23 Spanish second tier campaign.
Arsenal acquired the services of the Nigeria international from Diamond Football Academy in 2016, on the back of his impressive performances at the 2015 Fifa U17 World Cup, where he won the Golden Ball Award.
However, he could not break into the Gunners’ first team throughout his three-year stay and had to make do with loan spells at MVV Maastricht, VVV-Venlo and Porto B.
In 2019, Nwakali was snapped up Huesca as a free agent. In his maiden season at the Estadio El Alcoraz, he featured in just five games as the Spaniards got promoted to the Spanish elite division.
The club’s demotion to the second-tier saw him sent to Alcorcon for the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign.
Huesca terminated his contract on April 5, 2022, with the Super Eagle hitting out at the Spanish side over their “inhumane” treatment of him before they sent him packing.
He was snapped up by Ponferradina for the 2022/23 campaign.