Madueke Scores First England U-21 Goal

The race for the international future of Chelsea youngster, Chukwunonso Tristan Madueke may have been over for Nigeria after he was handed a national team call-up by England.

Born on 10 March 2002, Madueke is eligible to represent both Nigeria and England. For Nigeria through his parents, and England as place of birth respectively.

The 21-year-old may have taken his decision to stick to the country of birth by honouring a national team call-up.

Madueke has represented England at various youth levels. His first was the U-16 featuring twice. He was later featured in the U-17 were scored twice in a qualified against Denmark.

He was also part of the English squad at the 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in the Republic of Ireland.

Recently he scored his first goal for the England U-21 team in their friendly game against France in March 2023.

In the game against France U-21, Madueke watched on from the bench as England took the lead in the 50th minute through a goal by Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe.

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He was introduced in the 66th minute. And with just thirteen minutes left to the end of normal duration he doubled England’s lead.

He was impressive and further assisted the two goals by Curtis Jones and Jacob Ramsey.

Playing just 24 minutes of the match, Madueke was awarded with the Man-Of-The-Match award.

Chelsea fans who saw the game took to social media to express their satisfaction over the performance of the former PSV Eindhoven winger.

Chelsea fans talks soft on Madueke

“Noni Madueke is actually so good; hope he has big future with us,” a Twitter user Nathan wrote on the microblogging platform.

“Noni Madueke is going under the radar at Chelsea Football Club. We’ve got an absolute super talent right here. Can’t wait for him to be starting regularly,” another Twitter user CFCDatro said.

“Madueke changing the game for England from the bench but watch Potter bring n Gallagher in the 66th minute to defend a 1-0 lead,” Rnjn retorted.

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