Chikeluba Ofoedu to celebrate winning Israeli league with his mom


With 12 games to the end of the season and 21 points ahead of second-placed Maccabi Netanya in the Israeli Premier League Nigerian striker Chikeluba Ofoedu has stated that the players are not getting ahead of themselves as the league has not yet been won.


The former Enugu Rangers player revealed to that despite their healthy lead on top of the log, the boys are staying grounded. “So far so good we are yet to win the league but hopefully we are looking forward to that. We’ve really worked hard to get where we are right now, so winning the league is what we want to achieve this season.”

Ofoedu left the shores of the country for greener pastures in Turkey in 2012 playing for four different Turkish clubs before making a switch to Israel in 2018 and he talks about the challenges faced. “It’s been a great journey so far, although it has not been easy, so far everything has been going on according to God’s plan so I’m having a different feeling, a different mindset over here.”

With Maccabi Tel Aviv set to win the league, Ofoedu has stated that celebrating his first career trophy with his mother will be his biggest honor. “If we win the league I guess my mom will have to be around for her to witness the first trophy of my professional football career. Having her around will make you feel better and it will be the biggest celebration for me.”

Ofoedu has stated that he will do everything within his power to ensure that his team finishes in a comfortable position.


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