Oshaniwa Seeks Return To Europe After Ending Akwa United Stay

Oshaniwa Seeks Return To Europe After  Ending Akwa United Stay

Nigeria defender Juwon Oshaniwa is keen on a return to Europe after severing ties with Scottish Premier League club Hearts.

Oshaniwa was released by Hearts in June 2017, two years after arriving from Isreali club, Ashdod.

He spent time with Akwa United in the Nigeria Professional Football League last season, but the former Lobi Stars defender is now eager to make a return to Europe.

“I cancelled my contract mutually with Hearts but it is not like I had a bad run,” Oshaniwa who made 24 appearances for Hearts told Edinburgh News.

“The first year, I arrived after pre-season and the team still had the best defensive record in the league that season. We qualified for the Europa League. I played around 75 per cent of the games.

“I don’t know what came up along the line with the team, but I must be honest with you: It’s a team I love with all my heart. I wanted to play for them and I did play for them.

“Akwwa United is one of the best clubs with the best facilities and a good managerial set-up. That is why I came to play competitive football last season but as a free player.

“I did not sign a contract with them. They are now preparing for a new season but I am waiting to hear from my agent. As things stand, I am a free player. If anything comes up, I can just move. Of course, I would like to come back to Europe.”

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