By James Agberebi:
Israel-based Nigerian midfielder, John Ogu, has expressed his delight that he will have the opportunity to meet Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, when the English champions travel to Israel to face Nosa Igiebor’s Maccabi Tel Aviv.
In the UEFA Champions League draw on Thursday, Chelsea were grouped alongside FC Porto, Dynamo Kyiv and Maccabi Tel Aviv in Group G.
Reacting to the draw, Ogu wrote on his Twitter handle: “So I get to meet the Special One (Mourinho) when they come to Israel.”
Ogu’s club Hapoel Be’er Sheva are not in the Champions League but the Super Eagles midfielder is apparently excited by the presence of the very popular Chelsea coach in Israel and will likely attend the match between Chelsea and Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Meanwhile, other Nigerian players whose clubs are involved in this year’s Champions League include Ahmed Musa’s CSKA Moscow, and Moses Simon’s Gent.
Barcelona are the reigning champions of the competition after they beat Juventus 3-1 in the final last season in Berlin, Germany.