Nigerian youngster, Noah Okafor has described his debut for Swiss side Basel as ‘a dream come true’ and targets UEFA Champions League glory with club, SportingLife.ng reports.
The highly rated midfielder who will turn 18-year-old on May 24 was handed a chance to impress in the first team during the final rounds of matches in the Switzerland league.
Basel manager, Raphaël Wicky threw him on in the 34th minute as replacement for the injured Mohamed Elyounoussi and he impressed as they played out a 2-2 draw against Luzern to seal second spot on the log behind table toppers Young Boys.
‘It’s a dream come true to have played my first game for FC Basel,’ Noah, who is eligible to play for both Nigeria and Switzerland told SportingLife.
‘Being born and raised in Basel, it has always been my dream to play for this prestigious institution and it’s also every kids dream to one-day play for FC Basel and I thank God my dream was actualized.
‘I look forward to winning trophies and playing in Europe’s biggest club competition which is the Champions League with FC Basel.’
Okafor signed his first professional contract with Basel in January following his exploits for the reserve team where he scored twice and chipped in four assists during the UEFA Youth League.