Turkish side Alanyaspor won’t be taking up the option of signing Nigeria international defender Chidozie Awaziem permanently following the expiration of his loan deal, OwnGoalNigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Awaziem joined the Turkish team on loan with an option to make the deal permanent but he will now be returning to his parent owners Boavista where he was signed for a club record fee from FC Porto.
His future is still shrouded in controversy as Boavista paid huge money to sign him with the thinking that he will be sold off almost immediately to help them recoup the money spent. For now that hasn’t been the case.
The Nigerian wasn’t at his best in Turkey last season playing in 18 out of a possible 38 games largely due to poor form, injury and also fitness Issues. He also lost his spot in the senior national team of Nigeria.
From playing in the first two friendly games against Mexico and Ecuador respectively under new coach Jose Peseiro, he wasn’t listed in the matchday squad of any of the two AFCON 2023 qualifiers games which the team won 2-1 against Sierra Leone in Abuja and 10-0 against Sao Tome and Principe in Morocco.