Former Super Eagles striker, Bartholomew Ogbeche has joined the growing legion of Nigerian players seeking the Golden Fleece in India, as he has turned up for a deal at top-flight outfit, Northeast United.
The well-travelled Ogbeche, who was Nigeria’s top striker at Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup, has already reached an agreement with The Highlanders, who want to strengthen their squad for the Indian Super League (ISL) this season.
The 33-year-old Ogbeche passed through Paris Saint-Germain’s youth ranks and was later promoted to the main team in 2001, but went on-loan to Bastia and FC Metz.
Ogbeche joined Al-Jazira in UAE Arabian Gulf League in 2005 and then to Spain, where he represented Deportivo Alves in the Segunda División and Real Valladolid in the LaLiga.
He had a stint with Greek Super League outfit Kavala FC and Middlesbrough in the English Championship, between his time at Cádiz and Xerez back in Spain’s Segunda División.
From 2013, Ogbeche played in the Dutch top-flight Eredivisie for Cambuur and Willem II, where he collectively scored 36 goals in 97 appearances.
The Ogoja-born attacker, who played for the Super Eagles between 2002 and 2004, got five goals in 20 games for Willem II in the 2017-18 season.
However, Ogbeche, who was linked with a move to another Turkish side Gazişehir Gaziantep FK before joining Zira FK in the in the Azerbaijan Premier League in 2017, has now turned to India for the next port of call in his chequered career.