Neville Kalu Nnamdi: The Enyimba FC Wonder Kid

Posted on May 16, 2024

MAZI JAKA

 

Neville Nnamdi Kalu known for his dribblngs, great passes and eye for goal, is a young football player who currently plays for Enyimba FC. He is considered one of the most promising talents in Nigerian football and has been labeled as the “wonder kid” of Enyimba FC.

 

Kalu, who is originally from Arochukwu, Abịa State, Nigeria, started his football career at a young age and quickly showcased his skills and potential. He caught the attention of Enyimba FC scouts and was invited to join their youth academy known as Enyimba Feeders.

 

Before joining Enyimba FC, Kalu already tested football in Spain with Fundacion Marcet. The club, an academy with affiliation to FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, RCD Espanyol and some teams in Spain. Also partners with the Thiago Alcántara foundation. It was really a quiet time for him there due to the new environment and language but after a small sided match he played, he scored 20 goals in the match (yes you read that very correct), the managements picked attention in him and he got the name “Una bestia” (a beast). But after discussion between his parents and the management, they wanted him to finish his education first so he came back home to Nigeria.

 

In 2020, the present Sporting Lagos head coach, Coach Biffo Abdullahi saw the young Kalu through a scout and picked interest in him. Sending him to Germany. And then the club SV Meppen, then in third division bundesliga wanted him and he was on trial, the first day he played, they picked interest and wanted him to join them for the winter pre-season but then, COVID-19 came along and that deal failed.

 

He later went to the US to continue his study and also doing some little jobs while in school. While working in the US, he was playing with some people who gathered to play on weekends and the first day he played, all the coaches were interested.

 

 

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