Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder, Hendrick Ekstein is dreaming big at his new destination in Azerbaijan.
Ekstein recently penned a two year deal with Azerbaijan outfit, Sabah FC after cutting ties with Amakhosi towards the conclusion of last season.
He established himself as a permanent fixture in the first-team of Chiefs last season and his departure came as a surprise. Ekstein made 19 league appearances at Chiefs in the previous season.
Speaking with Independent Media while in Azerbaijan on Monday, he revealed that his desire is to help his side qualify for the Europa League and cement a place in Bafana Bafana.
"It is always every player's dream to play overseas but obviously you have to prove yourself at home and then attract interest from overseas. I'm happy that I've fulfilled my dream of playing overseas. I'm not here on a holiday but I'm here to work hard. One of the things that also inspired my move was the fact that I want to compete in major European continental competitions. If we finish in the top three, we will compete in the Europa League. I'll be very happy if I can help my team qualify for the Europa League, " an optimistic Ekstein explained.