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Nwakali bags assist in SD Ponferadinna win

Kelechi Nwakali marked his SD Ponferadinna debut with an assist in their 2-3 Spanish Smartbank opening game win over Cartagena on Monday night .

Kelechi Nwakali in action for SD Ponferadinna in the Spanish Segunda division.

The former Golden Eaglets captain was named in the starting XI and provided the assist for Derik Lacerda to score the opening goal for visiting SD Ponferadinna .

Mikel Rico’s equalizer in the 35th minute for Cartagena sent both teams into the changing room on level terms with a 1-1 score .


Nwakali and Ponferadinna took the lead again in the 51st minute through Dani Ojeda who bagged a brace 10 minutes later to gift Ponferadinna a 1-3 lead .


Borja Valle scored for Cartagena in the 88th minute but Ponferadinna held on for an important 2-3 win at the Estadio Municipal Cartagonova on Matchday One .

Nwakali lasted for 86 minutes before coming off for Jose Amo .


SD Ponferadinna will take on Ibiza in week two at their Estadio El Toralin on Monday 22nd August 2022 .


Manager Jose Gomes will likely retain Kelechi Nwakali In the starting XI following a satisfactory performance in the win over Cartagena .

SD Ponferadinna starting XI Vs Cartagena.

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