By Ephraim Nwosu
Erstwhile Flying Eagles ace, Martins Nnabugwu Ekwueme, believes promotion to Polish Liga III with Gornik Polkowice would rank as one of his finest moments in football.
The 33-year-old midfield sensation has collected both Polish League and FA Cup titles amongst other silverwares with Wisla Krakow and Polonia Warsaw, respectively before joining Gornik Polkowice.
Ekwueme, who holds dual citizenship of Nigeria and Poland, joined the Coal City Boys, as a free agent after a lucrative stint in India with Sporting Clube de Goa. His Polish modest club are placed first on the log of the Polish Liga III table with only few games remaining.
“If we manage to pull it (promotion) off, it would be great,’’ Ekwueme, a key member of the late coach Musa Abdullahi’s Flying Eagles squad, disclosed during a telephone conversation with The Nigerian Xpress Sports from his Poland base.
“It would be up there as one of my greatest achievements in Polish football. I’m still hungry and want to win more trophies. I’m never satisfied with what I have achieved in Poland. If I have, I would have retired and just sit and relax at home with my family. In fact, I’m targeting a clean sweep of trophies here before hanging my boots.”
Continuing Ekwueme said: “If we could keep on winning, fine, that would be amazing. We just have to keep pushing. I want to achieve something with this club and that is to get the club promoted. I love challenges and I knew coming in here would be a big challenge for me, and being in the third division is enough challenge for me. I knew this club would be pushing for promotion and managing to do that wouldn’t be a tea party. Polkowice is a big team and should be in the top division. For me, Polkowice deserves to be up there.”