Former under-23 national team captain, Azubuike Okechukwu has set his sight positively on September 17 for his debut with Egypt’s new moneybag club, Pyramids FC, following a spell out with injuries.
Okechukwu, who joined Pyramids from Yeni Malatyaspor of Turkey in August, is set to resume training with his new club on Thursday, after which he believes he would be fit to play their next league match.
The 21-year-old, who was assistant captain to John Mikel Obi at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where Nigeria won bronze courtesy a 3-2 win against Honduras, joined Pyramids in a two-year deal, but is yet to taste action for the team due to injury.
Though he will now resume training on Thursday, Okechukwu will not be back when Pyramids will play El Gounah on Wednesday after the international break, but he expects to be in action for the first time on Monday, September 17 against Al Mokawloon.
Okechukwu enthused: “I can’t wait to get started. I know the fans are waiting to see me and I hope to deliver.
“I want to help my teammates have a successful season and that journey will hopefully begin against Al Mokawloon.
“I’m working closely with the team’s physical trainer to get back to top condition ahead of my debut.”