- Juwon Oshaniwa speaks on his highs and lows about his footballing career in the past few years
- The 29-year-old admits feeling depressed during those dark months at Hearts
- Oshaniwa represented Nigeria at the AFCON 2013 and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
- The 2013 AFCON winner now plays for Akwa United without a contract and is seeking a return to Europe
Nigerian international Juwon Oshaniwa is eyeing a return to Europe after failing to make a statement with Scottish side Hearts.
The 29-year-old was part of the Super Eagles squad that won the AFCON 2013 tournament in South Africa under late Stephen Keshi.
And he went on to represent Nigeria at the Confederations Cup and the World Cup in 2014 where the three-time African champions made it through to the round of 16.
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After the World Cup, the left wing-back signed for Ashdod and then later joined Hearts but he only managed to play just one season in Scotland and was released a year before his three-year deal expired.
Juwon is now pitching his tent with Nigerian side Akwa United without a contract and hopes to return to Europe someday.
He admits he was disappointed after his time with the Scottish side didn't go as planned, claiming he was abandoned by coach Craig Levein.
“If you are not playing, you find it depressing, you find it so bad, you are unhappy. But I am a professional. You don’t stop, you just keep moving.
"I don’t believe I should be happy when I am out of the team. When I don’t play, don’t expect me to be happy," he told Edinburgh News via a telephone.
The former Lobi Stars and Sharks defender also insisted that his inclusion into the Nigerian squad by late Keshi was not a mere fluke.
“It is not a fluke for me to represent a country like Nigeria, win the Africa Cup of Nations, go to the  World Cup and play all the games for this great nation of 200 million people. I just need to pull up my head and go because life is up and down. It might not go the way you want but you don’t stop.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Wilfred Ndidi is one of the few footballers using part of their spare time to secure their future by studying a course in the university.
A host of other players are also looking to fulfill their childhood dreams by studying the course of their choice at higher learning institute.
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