Dominion City FA product, Akachukwu regrets botched Real Mallorca trial


Dominion City Football Academy player, Akachukwu Ekene Chris has expressed his sadness at his inability to team up with Spanish La Liga SmartBank side, Real Mallorca for his scheduled trial before the end of the last international transfer window.

Akachukwu was tracked by Real Mallorca and he was supposed to have held a trial with the Spanish side from November last year until February, 2022 but his hope was dashed when the Spanish Embassy denied him visa to enable him proceed for the trip.

The letter from Real Mallorca that was signed by the club’s president Andy Kohlberg and made available to read in part:

“We are inviting Nigerian professional soccer player Mr Akachukwu Ekene Chris, Passport Number A10015153. Date of Birth 14/12/2000, a Nigerian nationality to come for a professional trial with us for (90 days).

“The trial will take place in our national stadium on the 25/11/21 to 24/02/22. We are responsible for the player accommodation, feeding and security. We will discuss the possibility of his contract after passing the trials. Kindly grant him the possible visa to enter into the country.”

Akachukwu who had stints with FC Enerhiya Nova Kakhovka, FK Olympik Kropyvnytskyi and had trials with FC Oleksandria in the Ukrainian Premier League said he regrets his inability to travel to Spain to showcase his talent to Real Mallorca.

But he told that even though he felt bad by the decision of the Spanish Embassy to deny him entry visa, he is looking at the brighter side of what happened and that he has moved on and looking forward to another rewarding opportunity.

“It is part of life’s experience and I know God has something special for me and it will come to past very soon. I am not happy about how everything went because I was ready for trip but the Spanish Embassy denied me the opportunity of a lifetime,” Akachukwu told

The attacking midfielder who modelled his game around Romario Farias of Brazil is also praying for quick resolution of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine so that football can return to the former Soviet Union enclaves.


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