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Skilful Nigerian Midfielder Dedicates Goal to his Late Dad as he Breaks Personal Best

Nigeria international Kelechi Nwakali dedicated his goal in the 3-1 away win against CD Lugo to his late dad, who died in 2006 when he was just 8.

Despite the early setback, the 22-year-old has gone on to captain Nigeria at U17, U20 and U23 level and he's having a great time at Spanish club Alcorcon.

On Saturday, he broke his personal best by scoring in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.

Nwakali celebrated the goal by revealing his underwear shirt, which had the inscription "I love you dad, keep resting".

After the game, the 2015 U17 World Cup Golden Ball winner, who doesn't miss the opportunity to celebrate his parents shared this on his Instagram page.

In an earlier interview, Nwakali stated: "My dad was a big Arsenal fan. He and my mother contributed a lot, buying boots, jerseys and taking me to training."

Nwakali has stepped up his game since moving on loan to the Segunda B side from SD Huesca in January. The former Arsenal midfielder has scored three goals in his last four league games and his brilliant performance has helped Alcorcon move out of the relegation zone in the Spanish Segunda division.

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