New coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Jose Peseiro is unhappy with the career trajectory of Nigeria international defender Chidozie Awaziem whom he gave his professional debut at Portuguese giants FC Porto.
Peseiro was the coach of the main team of Porto when Awaziem made the step up to the main team from the B team, a year after his move to Portugal from non league Nigerian side Gee-Lec Football Academy.
He made ten appearances for Porto in 2016 with Peseiro at the head as coach. Following the departure of Peseiro he didn’t get to play any league game again enduring four different loan spells before finally joining Boavista on a permanent deal last summer.
He was immediately loaned out to Turkish side Alanyaspor with an option of signing him permanently. The Turkish side announced they won’t be taking up the option leaving the 25 year old with no choice but to return to Boavista.
Peseiro according to sources is said to be disappointed with his career rise as he was hoping to build his team around him. His form was so disappointing that he didn’t make the matchday squad for both of the AFCON 2023 qualifiers win.
He reportedly told some of his assistants and backroom staff that Awaziem was once seen as the next big thing from the Porto academy but he seems to have lost his way which has left him disappointed. We gathered he had a word with him on sorting out his club form else he won’t be part of the team the September round of international games.