By Oyinlola Awonuga (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Fashion and Sports Desk)
Two Nigerian young stars have signed new contracts with Chelsea.
The blues reported via their official website on Thursday, July 2 that Norway U-17 International Bryan Fiabema has put pen to paper on a new long-term deal, keeping him at Chelsea until 2023.
Signed from Tromso IL in February, the 17-year-old debuted for Chelsea in the U-18 Premier League and Premier League 2 against Brighton and Everton in the curtailed academy season and was a non-playing substitute vs Millwall in the sixth round of the Youth Cup.
Fiabema remains eligible to represent Chelsea U-18s and development squad in the upcoming season.
Meanwhile, Jordan Aina, younger brother of Super Eagles defender Ola, is among the academy stars moving to new pastures following his release by the London club.
But Chelsea have agreed to a rolling one-month extension for Jordan as he seeks to find a new club.
The 18-year-old Aina, who joined Chelsea as an U-9, trained with Swansea City in February with a view to a transfer.
While Tariq Uwakwe, Ike Ugbo and Faustino Anjorin have been retained by the Blues for the 2020-2021 season.