Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Efe Ambrose Prepares for Life in Scotland

Eagles defender Efe Ambrose is expected to arrive in Scotland this weekend to start a new football life with Celtics. Ambrose who featured for the Eagles in their last Nations Cup qualifiers against Liberia stated that he is looking forward to a new era in his career and was delight with the chance to play in the Champions League with the Scottish league giants.

"I want to prove to Celtic that they can rely on me and the only way I can do so is to play well for the team and help them achieve both League and European competition success," Ambrose who was formerly played for Israeli side Ashdod.

He disclosed that he was eagerly looking forward to play in the champions league where his new club has been paired with former champions, Barcelona and Spatak Moscow. He stated that playing against Lionel Messi and Emmanuel Emenike was an interesting prospect.

"Lionel Messi is not a stranger to me because I was in Nigeria's U- 23 team that played the final against Argentina in the 2008 Olympics," Ambrose

"I also played against him in our friendly match in Bangladesh last year. So he won't pose much problems to me because I will do my best in marking him out."

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