Anayo Iwuala is looking forward to a fresh challenge at Tunisian club Esperance Sportive De Tunis, Completesports.com reports.
The winger joined the Blood and Gold on a three-year contract from Nigeria Professional Football League outfit Enyimba this week penning a three-year contract.
The 22-year-old’s transfer comes at the back of a breakthrough season in the NPFL with Enyimba, which has led to five appearances on the international scene with Nigeria.
“It’s a huge privilege to join such a great club like Esperance who have continental titles to show as part of their success story,” Iwuala told BBC Sport Africa.
“It was an easy choice to come to Esperance, they are four times African champions. A big cub with an incredible culture, the professionalism and modern facilities, the welfare, tradition and standard of operation are quite attractive.”
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In the last two decades, the North African club served as a launching pad for some notable Nigerians like Garba Lawal, Julius Aghahowa, Obinna Nwaneri and Michael Eneramo, who have all played for the team before sealing moves away from the continent.
Iwuala is determined to follow in their footsteps and move to Europe in future.
“From my position [playing in Nigeria] once I saw a chance here with the club I decided to grab the opportunity,” he insisted.
“I need to focus on the job, helping the team achieve more success and that remains the main priority of every professional footballer.
“I also look forward to working with coach Radhi Jaidi and prove myself under him. That is the immediate target for now.
“I don’t know if coming here will further help me establish myself in the Super Eagles, but I know I will give my best here and that’s all I can do for now.”Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.