Ex-Eaglet Chukwueze Scores As Villarreal B Cruise Into Spanish Promotion Play-off Final

Published on: 10 June 2018

Former Golden Eaglets star Samuel Chukwueze was on target for Villarreal B who beat Fuenlabrada 2-0 in the semi-final second-leg Spanish Segunda B (third division) promotion play-off on Sunday for a 2-0 aggregate after the first-leg ended 0-0.

Chukwueze scored in the 19th minute to put Villarreal B 1-0 before Daniel Raba doubled their lead in the 71st minute.In the final, Villarreal B will face Extremadura who eliminated Mirandes 2-1 on aggregate.

Chukwueze who was a former Diamond Academy player, was an integral member of the Golden Eaglets side that won the 2015 FIFA  U-17 World Cup in Chile where he won the Bronze Boot.

He started the season with Villarreal’s U-19 team and also played for the team C, but after an impressive campaign which saw him net seven goals playing from the wings including a stunning hat-trick  in an 8-3 win over UCD Murcia, he was promoted to the team B.