Akwa United Full back, Juwon Oshaniwa may return to Europe if he gets the right opportunity, he has told NigerianFootballer.com.

Oshaniwa started his professional footballing career with Kwara United in 2007, then played for Lobi Stars and Sharks before moving to Europe to join Ashdod in Israel in 2012.

After seasons he moved to Hearts of Midlothian in Scotland before making a return to Nigeria with Akwa United in January 2018.

Oshaniwa told NigerianFootballer.com that he is open to a move back to Europe but is not longer desperate about it.

For Europe, I am not desperate. I have been there before so it must be worth it for me to leave where I am currently to go back there.

“I spent more than 6 years in Europe and I got to the National Team as a player of Sharks FC so I am not desperate. For me to move it must really be worth it and whenever it comes, I will pick it up from there and go again,” Oshaniwa told NigerianFootballer.com.

The Ilorin born player also added the Nigeria Professional Football League has improved a lot from the last time he was in it.

That is the reason why I chose to play for Akwa United. They have a structure and they are going somewhere. When you see a Nigerian team fly for games or arrive at away venues three days to a game, then you know there is a marked change.

We will get there though we still have a long way to go,” he said.

Oshaniwa urged the organisers of the league, the LMC to look into the welfare of the players as that is key.

We are embarrassed with talents in this country so if we look into the area of welfare, then the league will go a long way. The league has really changed. The last time I was here, it was a struggle to even get a point on the road, but kudos to the organisers and the referees, things have changed.”


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