New Nogoom FC signing, Omoyele Tosin Alabi says it was emotional for him quitting former Nigerian champions, Plateau United for North Africa.
Omoyele who has played for Super Eagles B linked up with Egypt’s top division side, Nogoom FC on a one-year loan deal from Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Plateau United.
Omoyele teamed up with Plateau United at the start of last season from Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Osun United and featured for the Jos-based club in the CAF Champions League where they failed to make it to the group stage of the competition.
Last year, he underwent trials at Norwegian sides Stabaek and Valerenga.
In this brief interview with Ridwan Adeola Yusuf of Top Media Nigeria (TMN), the 22 year old who started his professional football career from City of David United FC assures he is going to be a good ambassador of Nigeria.
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I want to use this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to my making so far. I remember how I started as from Agege & how God has been lifting me every year. From @CODUnitedFC to @OsunUnitedFC, @plateauutdfc and now to Egyptian @NogoomFC. I appreciate you all.👍
TMN: Congratulations on your move abroad. Obviously, you are excited about the transfer. Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
The dream of most African players is to play in Europe. I see myself making it to Europe even before the next five years.
TMN: Michael Azhikomen is another Nigerian on the radar of Nogoom FC, a team dominated by homegrown players. Have you spoken with Michael? And what did he tell you about the club?
Micheal shared some things with me about the club and the league (which I’ll not divulge). Those things will help me in settling down. He has been really helpful.
TMN: Did lack of competitive football action in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for a while now inform your decision to switch to a foreign club?
With or without competitive football action (in the Nigerian league), I would still move (overseas). I don’t want to say it’s a factor.
TMN: What do you have to say to your immediate past club, Plateau United?
It was emotional for me and all I can do is to appreciate them for their support. Same with Osun United and COD United. I’m thankful to them all.
When you go to where you start from Agege stadium pic.twitter.com/UHGSP5fjKQ
— Omoyele Tosin 9 (@AbrahamAlabi3) October 17, 2018
TMN: You are well-loved at Agege. Any message for your fans in your root?
Agege is my home and I can never forget my root. I promise to be a good ambassador of not just Agege but Nigeria at large.
TMN: What do you have to say to Coach Gernot Rohr and Coach Imama Amapakabo?
I received words of encouragement from them and I am very grateful for all that they have done for me in the national team. I am looking forward to returning to the team.
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