Nigeria striker Uche Nwofor happy with move to Lierse
Nigeria international striker Uche Nwofor believes his move to Belgian side Lierse S.K will aid his progression as a player.
The Super Eagle has sealed a one-year deal with Lierse after his contract with Dutch club VVV-Venlo ended by mutual consent.
Nwofor spent last season on loan at SC Heerenveen.
However that spell in the top-flight was blighted by injuries that limited his playing time.
"I hope I can make a good contribution here at Lierse and help improve the club," Nwofor told BBC Sport.
"It should be a great experience for me in the Belgian League so I'm really looking forward to it.
The 22-year-old was part of Nigeria's World Cup squad and played in their shock 3-2 home defeat by Congo in the African Cup of Nations qualifier last Saturday.
Nwofor, who has scored three goals in six appearances for Nigeria, believes playing regularly in a top-tier European League will improve him as a player.
He added "The Belgian league is competitive; it gives me a chance to get better and also make big progress in my career.
"I feel right now regular football is what I desire in my progression at a professional level.
"I want to talk less and perform on the pitch because that is my job as a striker."
The former Enugu Rangers striker is confident he can rediscover his scoring form at Lierse after enduring an injury-plagued 2013/14 season.
"Injury is part of football and I was not very lucky last year," he explained.
"I had to make a big decision, move to another country and league to help regain my confidence.
"I realised as a national team player you have to push yourself every day and keep working hard."