Villarreal hands Chukwueze AFCON rest after impressive season finale

Super Eagles dazzling winger, Samuel Chukwueze was handed a befitting rest by Spanish side Villarreal as he sat out the Yellow Submarines’ final league clash away at Getafe,football411.net can authoritatively report.

Having be named in the Super Eagles 25-man provisional squad for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, the 19-year-old moved quickly to clear any possible media rumours of him missing the game through injury.

 

Chukwueze was given a rare rest by Coach Javier Callejas as the club now wants the sought after winger to fully focus on representing Nigeria at the AFCON following an impressive breakthrough first season in Spain.

 

Goals from Vicente Iborra and Gerrard Moreno on either side of the half ensured the Yellow Submarines picked up a morale-boosting point to finish the season on 14th position with 44 points after a tough start to the season.

 

The 19-year-old did, however, finish as the club’s fourth highest league goals scorer with 5 strikes from 26 games and also recorded two assists to wrap up a decent first season as a full professional.