Super Eagles player Ogenyi Onazi has put his failed transfer to Birmingham City behind him by making an impact for both club and country.

The 24-year-old was denied a work permit to play for the English Championship side last month, so he could not complete the move from Turkish side Trabzonspor.

On Sunday he came on in the 88th minute for his club and scored the last goal in their 3-1 win over Genclerbirligi.

“Every disappointment is a blessing. I’m not disappointed,” he told the BBC.

“I’m still strong, working hard, because I know there are better chances ahead.”

“Somehow you can call it disappointment because there was an opportunity for me to go to England to start another life, another football entirely, but nevertheless there is never a dull moment.”

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