A Former Nigeria youth international Prince Izu Omego has described his promotion with Al-Sinaa Sport Club of Baghdad from Iraqi Division One to Iraqi Premier League as reward for hardwork and patience.
The hard-as-nail defender, who won the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations title in 2015, had a six month stint with A-Sinaa in early 2019 but was recalled to the side late last year following the return to football post coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
“ The most important thing being here is the love I’ve enjoyed from everybody at Al-Sinaa and it has really helped my game,” Omego who would be 25 on August 15th, said.
“ I’m so happy with the fact that I’ve been able to contribute my quota to the success of the cub by gaining promotion to the Iraqi Premier League and this will be a major boost to my career.”
Described as a ‘rock of Gibraltar’ by current chairman of Akwa Ibom United Etubom Paul Bassey after his imperious performance in the left-full back position when the Golden Eaglets handed a 4-0 defeat to their Nigerien counterparts in Niamey en route to CAF U-17 AFCON in Morocco, Omego said playing under coach Manu Garba was one of the major highlights of his career.
He said: “Playing under coach Manu was a great privilege for me,” he explained. “We won the U-20 Nations Cup in Senegal and I’m confident my career will get further boost by paying in the Iraqi Premier League with Al-Sinaa.”