French club FC Nantes have officially confirmed that they have signed-on a Nigeria international, Chidozie Awaziem, on a season-long loan deal.

The 20-year-old is making the temporal switch from Portuguese club, FC Porto and he has been handed the Number 12 jersey for the season.

Awaziem featured predominantly for the Porto B team last season and made his debut for the Super Eagles last month in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.

That game turned out not to be a dream debut as the Super Eagles were stunned 2-0 by South Africa in Uyo and some accusing fingers were pointed at the direction of Awaziem who surprisingly got a starting role in that ill-fated game.

Awaziem has a new chance to show how good he is and also improve on his game, as hewill be working under former Chelsea and Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, who is the new coach at FC Nantes 

His move may just be another chance for a Nigerian to make a mark in the club.

Former Super Eagles striker and later coach, Samson Siasia, made his name during his playing days at Nantes.