Ugochukwu Oduenyi has vowed to keep shooting for the top after his club Reid SV won automatic promotion to the Austrian Bundesliga.
The lanky striker, who started out at Festac-Lagos, said he is delighted to be part of the historic team that lifted Reid back to Austrian Bundesliga and will be hoping for a greater challenge in the new campaign.
The 24-year-old forward’s speed and drive stood out even though he also battled injury.
“I feel great and excited to be part of the history even though injury denied me some chances, but I am glad to be in the team,” said ecstatic Oduenyi.
The Reid striker reflects on the team success following the last-day massacre of their opponents 9-0 to be crowned champions of the Austria Liga 2.
“We have a good team and we focused only on getting the ticket, that is to be in the Bundesliga and every player was committed to achieving that goal.
“This is a club with ‘good history’, the club don’t belong in the 2.liga from the way we trained to the way we prepare for games, this club belong in the Bundesliga.”
He added: “The spirit of the team was great, we have a great team with top professionals, we worked hard as a group and did what the coaches wanted from everybody, and so we made ourselves proud and made the club proud as well.
“Hard work and dedication have helped me so far, but I want to keep challenging myself for bigger things.”