Nigeria's Ezenwa eyes foreign move after Wafu Cup of Nations

Ikechukwu Ezenwa
The Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper is eager for a move abroad and he is setting his sights at raising his worth at the regional championship in Ghana

Nigeria international Ikechukwu Ezenwa says he wants to prove his worth to secure a big foreign deal at the ongoing 2017 Wafu Cup of Nations in Ghana.

The 28-year-old was outstanding for the Super Eagles against Cameroon over two legs in the World Cup qualifier, which put Gernot Rohr’s men on the brink of securing Russia 2018 ticket.

On Monday, he was again in a superb form as he led the home based side to a 2-0 win over Sierra Leone at the Cape Coast Stadium to earn the man-of-the-match.

And he believes playing at the regional tournament will offer him and his mates some exposure and recognition got bigger opportunities.

“The most important thing is that we came out with the victory,” Ezenwa told media.

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“For my colleagues and I, this tournament is an important tournament because I know the whole world is watching.

“And from here it can be a stepping stone out of the country because those scouts and agents are here to watch the tournament.

“So I think now entering the group stage is the focus, the concentration of the tournament, because I think whichever group we are in is not going to be easy.”