Nigeria U23 invitee Osaze Urhoghide has signed a year’s contract with an option of another with English Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.
The 19-year-old, who was formerly with AFC Wimbledon, told SCORENigeria: “I am very happy to have signed for Sheffield Wednesday.
“I’ve been working very hard off-season, very hard in the gym, trying to get a new contract with a new club. Unfortunately I didn’t get an improved contract at AFC Wimbledon, now I’m at Sheffield Wednesday and I’m happy.”
On his expectations at his new club, he said, “The work doesn’t stop and I can’t be complacent. It’s a big club and has big expectations, trying to get back into the Premier League, so it’s not going be easy.
“I’ve trained with the first team, I’ve been with the 23s most of the time and their quality is very good in the club. They have International players as well, the club have big expectations as well, so I’ll just work to give my best.”
The new Sheffield Wednesday signing also spoke on his experience in the Nigeria U23 camp.
“When I went to the Nigerian camp, it was a nice experience,” he recounted.
“Coach Imama Amapakabo has a lot of experience in coaching obviously with the Super Eagles and the Nigerian Professional Football League.
“The training was very intense when I went there but unfortunately, I didn’t get to play in the games, I went home early because I fell ill.
“Hopefully, next time I can show coach Imama I deserve a place in the starting eleven.
“I will continue to work hard to get back into the national team. Hopefully I can get my first cap.
“I will be looking forward to that and the work never stops.”