Nigeria midfielder John Ogu was in tears as he said goodbye to Hapoel Be’er Sheva fans after appearing for the club for the last time in Saturday’s 4-0 home defeat to Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli league, Completesports.com reports.
Ogu will become a free agent next month after opting not to extend his contract with the Isreali club.
The 31-year-old who was honoured after the game on Saturday also later took to the social media to thank the club and his teammates.
“Came as a boy and am leaving as a man. Thank you @HBS_ , thank you my teammates,” Ogu tweeted on Sunday.
The Nigeria international who joined Hapoel Be’er Sheva in 2014 from Portuguese side, Academica scored 13 goals in 140 appearances for the club.
Ogu won three Israeli Premier League titles with Be’er Sheva and two Super Cup titles.
He has been linked with a move to Turkish side Trabzonspor where he will reunited with former Hapoel Be’er Sheva Anthony Nwaekeme and another Nigerian Ogenyi Onazi.
By Adeboye Amosu