Nigerian Awaziem joins Nantes

Chidozie Awaziem of FC Porto in action during the UEFA Youth League Round of 16 match between Real Madrid and FC Porto at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on February 17, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Nigeria defender Chidozie Awaziem has joined FC Nantes from FC Porto.

Awaziem, 20, joins the French club on a one-year loan deal, the club announced on their website on Wednesday.

Awaziem has made two appearances for Nigeria, the first in a 1-1 friendly against Corsica and his full debut in the Super Eagles' 2-0 African Nations Cup qualifying loss to South Africa.

Awaziem spoke about the move in an Instagram post, describing it as a "New focus. New objective."