Victor Obinna has declared that he snubbed offers from Europe to join South Africa’s side Cape Town City.
The former Lokomotiv Moscow goal poacher linked up with Benni McCarthy’s side as a free agent and penned a year contract.
And the 30-year-old has affirmed that the desire to return ’ home’ propelled him to take up the new challenge and having played with the gaffer while at West Ham United it was easy for him to make up his mind on the Cape Town outfit.
"I had other offers in Europe but this move was the right one for me, it feels great to return home playing again on African soil," Obinna told BBC Sport.
"But to play football to the fullest of your abilities, you have to be happy.
"So Cape Town City FC with its ambitions and objectives, as well as Cape Town as a city convinced me and my family to come over here."
“The coach Benni McCarthy and I played together during our time at West Ham United and we had a fantastic relationship together.
"He's a great guy and played a major role in luring me back to Africa and especially to Cape Town.
"My targets are the same as the clubs target which is to challenge for league and to win the finals of the MTN 8 trophy [domestic league cup]."