Super Eagles goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim has told Goal.com that his career has changed for the better since the team won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Agbim noted that winning the trophy has provided the platform for his career to take a new turn.
"I am grateful to God for His grace and blessing to be in the team that won the Nations Cup for the third time for Nigeria," Agbim told Goal.com.
"While it is true that I desire success in my career, I never knew it will come while I am still playing in Nigeria. The fact that I won gold as a home-based player means God decided to bless me.
"Now my career has taken a new turn. My career has changed for the better. Doors are opening for me and those things I could not do before come naturally to me.
"I have been able to meet important people in Nigeria who maybe I would not be able to meet if I was not in the team to South Africa.
"I have trained with the best players from Nigeria which has added to my experience. Now that I have the Nations Cup, it means I must justify the confidence reposed in me.
"It means I must show people that I am still a good goalkeeper. Anything I do on the pitch will be judged by that fact I am a gold medallist from the biggest football tournament in Africa.
"I am ready to continue to do my best because this is the time to raise my game.
"Some players will certainly look up to me and I don't want to fail them. I thank God for what He has done for me and I am not going to relent in anyway," Agbim said.