Nigeria international, Azubuike Okechukwu has described his move from Egyptian side Pyramid FC to Turkish giants Istanbul Basaksehir as a great move that he is proud of, AOIFootball.com reports.
The former Dream Team VII captain, who spoke exclusively to AOIFootball.com, stated he was happy to have done well during his loan spell with Caykur Rizespor which has now guaranteed him a place in Europe’s premier competition next season.
“I feel great, proud of myself and thankful to God for this. It means I’m doing well and also means I have to work more.
“The Turkish League is strong and then it’s in Europe, so that’s why we have a lot of Nigerians coming into the league. I am just excited to be here and can’t wait to start playing,” Azubuike concluded.
The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalist impressed on loan at Caykur Rizespor last term, netting once and adding one assist to lift Rizespor from the brink of relegation as they finished 11th on the log following an impressive second half of the season.
The 22-year-old will now feature for the club in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers having finished second on the log behind winners Galatasaray.