Super Eagles star Kenneth Omeruo makes history at Leganes

The Madrid-based club have given the Super Eagles star a new role.

Kenneth Omeruo (r) is the new Leganes captain.

Super Eagles star Kenneth Omeruo officially has a new role at his Spanish club, Leganes. Omeruo has been named the club's new captain ahead of the new Spanish Segunda season, which starts this weekend.

Omeruo had the armband in some matches before he was officially named the captain.

Omeruo has always been in contention to be Leganes captain after Bustinza, Eraso, Tarín, and Recio all departed the club this summer.

The quartet rotated the captaincy amongst themselves last season. However, following their departure, Leganes needed a new captain.

Omeruo has now been confirmed as the club's new first captain. As with almost all Spanish clubs, it is Leganes tradition to name the longest-serving player in the squad as captain. And with Omeruo being the longest-serving player in the squad, he was selected as the club's new leader.

Omeruo has been at Leganes since 2018, joining the club initially on a loan deal from Chelsea. After impressing the club's chiefs, the Spanish club decided to sign him permanently for €5.00m.

The latest achievement makes him the first Nigerian to captain the Spanish club. Omeruo has made 104 appearances for Leganes since he joined the club.

He made 17 league appearances for the side last season, scoring two goals, but he was unable to help them secure promotion to the top flight.

Los pepineros finished 12th on the Spanish Segunda table last season with 54 points. However, Omeruo will hope to change that in his first season as captain.

His first match as the team's new leader will be against Alaves on Saturday.

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