Nigeria striker Uche Nwofor happy with move to Lierse

By Oluwashina OkelejiBBC Sport, Lagos
Uche Nwofor
Uche Nwofor

Nigeria international striker Uche Nwofor believes his move to Belgian side Lierse S.K will aid his progression as a player.

The Super Eagle has sealed a one-year deal with Lierse after his contract with Dutch club VVV-Venlo ended by mutual consent.

Nwofor spent last season on loan at SC Heerenveen.

However that spell in the top-flight was blighted by injuries that limited his playing time.

"I hope I can make a good contribution here at Lierse and help improve the club," Nwofor told BBC Sport.

"It should be a great experience for me in the Belgian League so I'm really looking forward to it.

The 22-year-old was part of Nigeria's World Cup squad and played in their shock 3-2 home defeat by Congo in the African Cup of Nations qualifier last Saturday.

Nwofor, who has scored three goals in six appearances for Nigeria, believes playing regularly in a top-tier European League will improve him as a player.

He added "The Belgian league is competitive; it gives me a chance to get better and also make big progress in my career.

"I feel right now regular football is what I desire in my progression at a professional level.

"I want to talk less and perform on the pitch because that is my job as a striker."

The former Enugu Rangers striker is confident he can rediscover his scoring form at Lierse after enduring an injury-plagued 2013/14 season.

"Injury is part of football and I was not very lucky last year," he explained.

"I had to make a big decision, move to another country and league to help regain my confidence.

"I realised as a national team player you have to push yourself every day and keep working hard."

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