Friday, March 14, 2014

British Press Go Wild Over Nigerian Chelsea-Owned Defender


Nigerian Chelsea-loan out defender, Kenneth Omeruo continues to get rave reviews in the British press following a spectacular surge of form at the heart of Middlesbrough defence in the English Championship.
 * Omeruo
The Super Eagles defender was the cynosure of all eyes Boro's 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest, and both journalists and fans alike have not stopped tweeting their pleasure over his displays in the match.
An English online publication,, also devoted a whole column to Omeruo, saying:  "And there was a lot to be excited about as the 20-year-old from Nigeria proved almost unbreakable for an out-of-sorts Nottingham Forest side, who have now gone five games without a win.
"Defensively, the Chelsea starlet was fantastic. He made four times more clearances than any other MIddlesbrough player for a start, not to mention the joint-most tackles on the pitch.
"He also proved savvy with his defending, winning a staggering four offside calls, when no-else on the pitch could get more than one.
 "Although saying that, he could definitely work on his passing if he is to make to the very top level.
"He, along with fellow Chelsea loanee Nathaniel Chalobah, made the most passes in the Middlesbrough team. However, Omerou's pass accuracy of 54% leaves a lot to be desired."
Many Nigerian fans are already clamouring for Omeruo to partner Godfrey Oboabona in the heart of the Super Eagles defence at the 2014 World Cup holding in Brazil.

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