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Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Onyekachi Okonkwo has revealed exclusively to Goal his motive behind leaving the Bucs and opting for Mpumalanga Black Aces

The experienced Nigerian player told Goal that his main motive for leaving was personal satisfaction, which was lacking at Orlando Pirates.

“Happiness comes first to me and that is the reason I left Orlando Pirates. It was not a bad note, but it was just that I was not happy any more at the club,’ said Okonkwo.

Despite being one of the clubs most influential players, even scoring the decisive goal against his former club, Enyimba to lead Pirates to the 2006 MTN Caf Champions League semi-finals, the player still felt a lack of happiness was the key.   

Despite leaving one of the biggest clubs in Africa for less salary at Black Aces, the Nigerian wants to make it clear that money is not everything for him.

“Money cannot buy you happiness, the most important thing as a player is your happiness first, so that you are able to perform better,” he said.

Speaking about Aces, the veteran player said he is certainly feeling at home and is able to express himself more on the field of play.

“I am really happy here at Aces. The coach is great and so are the rest of my teammates. I want to do well for the club and show my appreciation with scoring goals,” he said.