17 August 2018

Nigeria: Ayagwa Says Lillestrom Move Is Dream Come True

A former Lobi Stars and Plateau United attacking midfielder, Raphael Ayagwa has described his recent move to Norwegian top division side, Lillestrom as dream come true.

The member of Super Eagles Team B on Wednesday penned a four year contract with the club as a direct replacement for another Nigerian international Ifeanyi Matthew who is on his way out of Lillestrom.

Before he departed Plateau United, Ayagwa was an integral member of the reigning Nigeria Professional Football League champions.

He featured for Plateau United in the preliminary stages of the CAF Champions League qualifying rounds and scored a marvelous goal from the spot against Etoile du Sahel on matchday-2 in Sousse.

In a chat with Daily Trust, the elated player said it has always been his dream to play professional football in Europe.

He, therefore, said his move to Lillestrom is fulfilment of the dream that he nursed right from childhood.

"I am really happy that I finally realised my dream to play professional football in Europe.

"Even before I started to play professional football in Nigeria, I knew that if I continue to work hard, one day I will also play in Europe.

"Already I have put behind me the signing of the contract papers. What is next is to help my new club achieve its set goals," he said.

To accommodate the combative midfielder, two other Nigerian players, Moses Ebiyie and Charles Ezeh were loaned out.

Lillestrom are currently 13th in the Norwegian Eliteserien league table and will face Haguesand this Sunday.

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