Nigerian international John Ogu has expressed his delight after extending his stay at Hapoel Beer Sheva until 2019 and he is eager to repay the club’s faith in him.
The 28-year-old was voted the best foreign player in Isreali last season after playing a key role as the club won the league title for the first time in their history.
Ogu who is linked with a move to Southampton in England put all speculation in check as he penned a new two-year deal to his existing one year contract for the Negev’s and immediately declared his readiness to repay the faith of the club management and supporters.
“Happy to continue representing Hapoel beer sheva. Moved to Israel 2 seasons ago and it been great support and love,” Ogu wrote on twitter.
“I will give back that trust and confidence you all have in me on the pitch. Thank you for making me an improved player today.”
Despite winning the Israeli league Hopeal Beer Sheva will not participate in this year’s UEFA Champions League after Efe Ambrose’s Celtic eliminated them from the playoff stage but will have the consolation of playing in the Europa league which begins next week with a trip to the Sansiro to face Inter Milan on September 15, 2016.