John Ogu has penned an emotional open letter to Hapoel Be’er Sheva fans as he prepares to leave the club after five years, Completesports.com reports.
Ogu announced his impending move away from Be’er Sheva last month which would see the 31-year-old walk away after a trophy-laden career at Turner Stadium, precisely six trophies.
And as he prepares for his final game in the colours of Hapoel Be’er Sheva against Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Premier League play-off, the Nigeria international took the time out to send a message to the club’s fans.
The game against Maccabi Tel Aviv will be Ogu’s 190th appearance for the club. He has scored 18 times and provided ten assists.
“Saturday is going to be my last game wearing HBS jersey. Trust me, it’s going to be emotional for me,” Ogu wrote on Instagram.
“I sure will see you all on Saturday in the game. I want to use that day to say a special thank you to the fans of Hapoel Beer Sheva. You guys made me strong mentally as a player. I will never forget you all.
“Thank you for accepting me. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for showing me, love. Thank you for believing in me.
“Thank you for everything. Thank you for the memories together. I will always be your number one supporter. I LOVE YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART ❤️❤️.”
The former Academica of Portugal midfielder scored three goals and provided three assists in 31 appearances for Hapoel Beer Sheva this outgoing season.
Ogu is one of the four midfielders included in Nigeria’s 25-man provisional squad for the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations tournament.
Gernot Rohr’s men are drawn against Burundi, Madagascar and Guinea in Group B for the tournament in Egypt.
By Johnny Edward