Warri Wolves defender Ike ThankGod joins Libyan side Al-Ittihad

The Seasiders strong man in defence will leave his club to ply his trade in the North African country
Warri Wolves defender, Ike ThankGod has joined Libyan side Al-Ittihad after he singed the contract papers last week.

ThankGod who was in Tripoli for two weeks returned last Saturday and has signed to play for the club after Warri Wolves agreed to the move which will see the player stay with the Tripoli club for two years.

The former Heartland player who has scored only one goal this season told Goal that he is happy to join Al-Ittihad as it is a new chapter in his career as a footballer.

"I want to say that I am a happy man today because I have realised my ambition of playing outside the shores of this country," ThankGod told Goal.

"I was in Tripoli for two weeks and I saw everything. The club showed me the facilities and the contract is a good one. The contract is for an initial period of two years.

"This is a stepping stone to my aim of playing for a big club in Europe. But I must confess that everything I want in a club is what Al-Ittihad has.

"All arragements have been concluded and in the next two weeks, I should be on my way to Libya to start a new career. The Nigerian league has sufficiently toughened me for the task ahead and I know I will do well," ThankGod  said.

He will not be in action for Warri Wolves against Kano Pillars in the quarter finals of the Federation Cup on Wednesday, but he is confident his team mates will get the job done.

"We have a good team. I am not in the team because I am not feeling fine, but we are going to get the better of Kano Pillars," he boasted.

Another Nigerian, Anthony Okpotu who plays for Lobi Stars recently joined Al-Ittihad.