Former Chelsea Star Reflects on Playing for Super Eagles

Former Chelsea Star Reflects on Playing for Super Eagles

Chelsea FC is a top England football club that is in the third position in the current Premier League table. The club has 26 points after winning eight out of twelve games this season. The English club has had many talented players in the past. They include Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, N’Golo Kante, and Ola Aina. Premier League fans can wager on Ola on Betway. Ola Aina joined the Super Eagles a few years ago. Read on to learn about his club career and experience at the Nigerian team.

Ola’s Early Club Career

Temitayo Ola was born in London Borough of Southwark on October 8, 1996. He is a talented wingback who plays for Chelsea FC. He joined Chelsea’s under-11 team in 2012. Ola played the final and semi-final games of the 2012 FA Youth Cup. He later represented the Premier League side in under-182, under-21s, and under-19s. Aina played his first game in the senior team against AFC Wimbledon on July 19, 2014. He helped Chelsea in 3-2.

Ola was part of the Chelsea squad that went on a preseason tour in 2015. He played three games in the International Champions Cup tournament. The young player impressed Jose Mourinho and the coach added him in his first-team.

Temitayo continued playing for Chelsea in other under-19s and under-21s games. José picked him as a substitute on September 23, 2015, in a League Cup game against Walsall. Gamblers who take part in live soccer betting predicted that Ola would score one goal in the game. Ola didn’t play in many competitive games since the League Cup.

The Chelsea wingback signed a four-year contract on July 6, 2016, thus refuting rumors that he would leave the Blues at the end of the season. He played six pre-season games in America and Austria in July 2016. Antonio Conte gave Temitayo a professional debut on August 23, 2016. He played his first Premier League match on October 15, 2016.

His Move to the Super Eagles

Ola Aina had lengthy discussions with Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria Football Federation’s president on March 28, 2019. The Chelsea player expressed his interest to join the Nigerian team. He acquired a Nigerian passport in May 2017 and was added to the first team. Nigeria’s coach picked Ola in his preliminary squad but he didn’t add him in his starting squad. The coach later recalled Aina into the first-team in the 2019 AFCON games in Egypt. Ola made a vital assist in the opening game against Burundi.

Aina revealed in a recent interview with Aljazeera that he is pondering over his performance in the AFCON tournament. He has spent most of his teenagehood playing for Chelsea and he was delighted when the Nigerian coach added him in his final squad.

Ola Aina has played a vital role in Chelsea’s impressive performance in the 2019/2020 Premier League season. He has played for the English side since 2016. Ola didn’t play for the Super Eagles in early October in a friendly match against Selecao. The Super Eagles’ coach might add him in his squad for the 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. Betway offers live match updates for all AFCON games.

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