Former Kano Pillars striker Nyima Nwagua says he joined Rivers United in search of a ‘fresh challenge’ and hopes to claim the Aiteo Cup and Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) titles with the Port Harcourt side.
Nwagua last week completed a switch to Stanley Eguma’s side from Pillars – where he spent four seasons –after putting pen to paper on a one-year deal.
The former Lobi Stars forward described Rivers United as an ‘experienced’ and ‘ambitious’ side, and hopes to contribute his quota in the club’s quest for laurels.
“I’m in for a new challenge and in a new environment,” the 28-year-old goal poacher told www.busybuddiesng.com.
“I’ve done it in Kano Pillars. I’ve tried, I won the Aiteo Cup with them. I tried a couple of times to win the league, it did not come. So, I’ve decided to join Rivers United to look for a fresh challenge and try and win in another environment.
“Rivers United is an experienced side already. It’s a big side. They’ve been doing well recently and they are very ambitious.
“So, I’m here to try to continue from where I stopped with Pillars. And I will try to add more effort too, try to add to my tally.
“I’m praying that by the grace of God, I will score goals here, and I will try to add my own little experience to what I’m going to learn from the technical crew here.”
Having won the Aiteo Cup with Kano Pillars in 2019, the Rivers State-born forward stated it clearly that he would like to repeat that feat at Rivers United, as well as win the NPFL and also do well in the 2021/22 CAF Champions League, which begins next month.
“I won the AIteo Cup in Kano Pillars, I would like to win here too,” he said, when asked about his target at Rivers United. “I would like to win the league, win the Aiteo Cup and even in the (CAF) Champions League, I would like to progress with the team too.
“So, I think we have a lot of task ahead of us right here, and it’s a new challenge for me, a new environment. But by the grace of God I know I’m always very ambitious, and I want to win. I will try to win something. And this is my hometown too.”
Last season, Rivers United finished second in the NPFL, and will face Tanzanian side Young Africans in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League next month.
The Pride of Rivers also reached the semi-finals of this year’s Aiteo Cup, losing 1-0 to eventual champions Bayelsa United.