Chidozie Awaziem Joins Rizespor On Loan

Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem has joined Turkish side Caykur Rizespor on loan for the rest of the season.

The 22-year-old signed a six-month loan deal according to Turkish sports news outlet, Transfer Merkezi.

Awaziem had been on loan with Ligue 1 side Nantes in the 2017/2018 season before returning to parent club FC Porto earlier this season.

The defender has since then been unable to break into the starting line up at Porto, and the arrival of Portuguese international Pepe further driving him down the pecking order.

Awaziem made it to the matchday squad just five times in 21 league games at Porto.

The 22-year-old who has been capped four times by Nigeria could make his Rizespor debut on Sunday when they travel to face Belediyespor.

Caykur Rizespor currently sit at the bottom of the log in the Turkish Super League top flight division.