Super Eagles hopeful Carney Chukwuemeka has been named in Chelsea’s 24-man squad for the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League season.
The 18-year-old midfielder born in Austria to Nigerian parents moves to Stamford Bridge last month after leaving Aston Villa where he made 15 appearances with his debut coming on 19 May 2021 in a 2–1 away victory over Tottenham Hotspur hitting the post within minutes of entering the game.
Chukwuemeka put pen to paper for Chelsea after he signed a six-year contract until 2028 which is worth 15 million pounds with a further £5m in add-ons.
The Blues have submitted a 24-man squad for their 2022-23 UEFA Champions League campaign after the summer transfer window have been shut last Thursday.
According to UEFA via their official website, Chukwuemeka has been registered for the European most prestigious club tournament.
Super Eagles eligible included along with the summer signing of Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana, Denis Zakaria, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel left out other Nigerian descent in the team for the Champions League are Prince Adegoke, Somto Boniface, Derrick Abu, Louis Flower, Tudor Mendel-Idowu, Richard Olise, and Chinonso Chibueze as the missing featuring in this season’s competition.
Chukwuemeka is yet to make his debut for the West London outfit despite being on the substitute bench on two occasions.
Former Aston Villa star will be delighted to make his first UEFA Champions League debut in one of the group stage matches against Dinamo Zagreb, Salzburg, and AC Milan.