…scores four goals in debut appearance for his club
BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN
Pascal Onyekachi, the Nigeria youngster who is newly signed by Swedish Division 3 clubside, Vaxjo United, has made a strong claim to a permanent shirt in the team as he scored 4 goals in his debut appearance for the team.
Acknowledging the feat, the youngster said that his primary aim is to play for Nigeria U-20 National team.
In a telephone conversation from his base in Sweden, the 18 year old expressed gratitude to God for answering his prayers, stressing that he went into a covenant with God to be another Rashidi Yekini of the young generations of Nigerian footballers who are determined to put smiles on the faces of Nigeria football fans.
“I am very elated and grateful to God for answering my prayers. Right from the time I was 6 years old, I have always wished to be a great footballer, and I also prayed to God to give me a divine connection that will make His purpose for creating me come alive.
“Each time I seat by the television set watching big players like Ronaldo, Messi and others, I will not sleep that night, all I do is to go into prayers to let me be like them because I know I have what it takes to be a great footballer.
“There was a time I went into covenant with God. I vowed never to stop serving him if only he can bless me by by making my dreams of becoming a great footballer come through. I also prayed for a divine connection to bring a genuine football manager that will help my dreams come to reality.
“I am very happy that God brought somebody that knows how to use his contact to help the less privileged. So having my manager, Ferdinand Oji, was a big blessing to me.
“Today, I am so happy that my sleepless vigils were not a waste. I am happy that I am now in Sweden playing professional football.”
Commenting on his debut appearance for his club and scoring 4 goals in the match, he said:
“The glory goes to God who has made it possible. Yes I was happy seeing myself scoring four good away goals for my team.
“This is just the beginning of my goal scoring prowess. I want to be committed to my club by making sure I score goals in every home and away matches.
“That is the only way to draw the attention of Nigeria’s national team coaches to my side. My primary aim is to play for my country. I know I have all its takes to wear the national colour.
“I am very determined to make a name in this football business, because I come from a poor home. I want to work very hard to remove my parents from poverty.
“Again, playing in a Division 3 club in Sweden is not a bad choice. As a determined player, you must kickstart your career from a lower level. But I am very convinced that within the next four years I will play for one of the big clubsides in Europe.
“I know what God has deposited in me. I have promised myself and my club that I must do my best to put my name in the world football book.”
Meanwhile, his manager, who is also the CEO of Chinice Sports Investment Limited, the sole financers of Rock Stars Football Club of Benin, Ferdinand Oji, said: “Nigeria players are scattered all over Europe doing very well in their various clubs. When I discovered Pascal Onyekachi, I knew that there was something special in him.
“I did not waste time in picking interest in him. He is a good player that has all its takes to play for his country and do exploits in the game.
“Our national team coaches should beam their searchlights on all these young lads plying their trade in Europe. They are the future players of this country.
“My boy made me proud by scoring 4 goals in his first appearance for Vaxjo Fc of Sweden.”