Kazakstan Women Premier League (KWPL) Champions, Biik Kazygurt have signed Super Falcons midfielder Evelyn Nwabuoku from Nigeria Women’s Premier League side, Rivers Angels on a year contract with option for an extension for an undisclosed fee.
Nwabuoku, who captained the Super Falcons to win the 2014 Africa Women Championship in Namibia as well as helped the Rivers Angels lift the Nigeria Women Premier League and Federations Cup titles and qualified the country to the 2015 All African Games in Brazaville, Congo.
The Biik Ladies are currently preparing for forthcoming KWPL and Champions League campaigns, having retained their league title in a three straight year.
The former Rivers Angels, who expressed delight at her move to Kazakstan, admitted it was a great dream comes through becoming a professional footballer as she looks forward to playing in the Champions League and winning trophies for the reigning Kazakstan Women Champions.
The former Bayelsa Queens star insists she had no regret signing for the Kazakstan queens, admitting the club's standard and the awesome reception from the coaches attracted her to signing for the UEFA Women's Champions League campaigners.
"I've signed for Biik Kazygurt - a team in Kazakstan. It is a new team for me as i just want to join the team and I will be back for the Olympic qualifiers before the Women's World Cup," Nwabuoku told Goal.
"It's a year contract with an option for me to extend it - that's if I want to. So many things attracted me to signing for the club.
"The coach was so delighted to have me at the club. For me, the team is okay - they are in the Champions League - they have better structure and organisation than so many teams in Norway and Germany. I've carefully assessed the contract and know I did make the right decision.
"I'm a player and leader - I'm going to Kazakstan to win more trophies for the team and get to showcase myself. I believe they know why they wanted me as the captain of the Nigeria's national team I see it the place as a stepping stone to attracting bigger offers.
"They have facilities and fantastic players that can help to develop my game to the next level. And importantly, they are also playing in the Champions League - which is the competition every player want to play in,” she concluded.
Nwabuoku is the second Rivers Angels player after Asisat Oshoala who joined Liverpool Ladies earlier in January and third Super Falcons star with Francisca Ordega to secure an oversea-switch in 2015 which is the Women's World Cup year.
The 28-year-old who on Sunday evening departed for Kazakstan via Emirate airways enroute Dubia, to join the Shymkent-based outfit ahead of the league campaign which starts on April 30, 2015.
She will equally team up with her fellow compatriot and former teammate striker Adule Charity who has been a great ambassador at the club since 2012.