Leganes name Omeruo team captain



Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has been named the new skipper for Spanish Segunda Division club, Leganes.

The Nigerian is one of the oldest players in the squad following his arrival from Turkish side Kasimpasa on loan in 2018.

The Spanish club also appointed four players, Juan Muñoz Muñoz, Jose Manuel Arnaiz, Sergio González, and Asier Riesgo as assistants to the Nigerian defence stalwart.

Leganes will open their 2022/23 campaign against Alaves on Saturday (today).

Omeruo signed for Chelsea from Standard Liège in January 2012 and upon signing, he went on loan to Dutch top-flight side ADO Den Haag.

Then only 19, he impressed enough in the Eredivisie to earn a call up to the Nigerian national team.

The 28-year-old was part of the Super Eagles team that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.