Oshaniwa featured for the Super Eagles at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil (image courtesy Sky Sports)

Former Nigeria international Juwon Oshaniwa is undergoing trial at two-time Federation Cup winners Akwa United as he seeks a permanent deal with the club.

Oshaniwa featured for the Super Eagles at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, where Nigeria, under Stephen Keshi, who died in 2016, reached the round of 16.

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He was also part of the Eagles that won the Africa Cup of Nations title for the third time in 2013 in South Africa.

The 28-year-old former Lobi Stars and Kwara United full-back has been without a club after Scottish club Heart of Midlothian released him in June 2017.

“He is working hard in training and if our new head coach (Rafael Everton) is happy with his performance, he will be offered a contract,” Akwa United media aide, Mfon Patrick, said on Friday.

“He is a quality defender if one wants to consider his antecedents, but it is important for him to prove he still has what it takes to play at the highest level.”

The Promise Keepers, on Monday, announced the appointment of of former Ifeanyiubah and Abia Warriors head coach Rafael Everton as gaffer for one season.