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Former NEUFC, KBFC forward Bartholomew Ogbeche joins Mumbai City FC

Former NEUFC, KBFC forward Bartholomew Ogbeche joins Mumbai City FC
Bartholomew Ogbeche | Source: ISL Media

Mumbai City FC have wrapped up a one-year deal for former Northeast United and Kerala Blasters forward Bartholomew Ogbeche ahead of ISL 7.

The former PSG man has been a revelation over the last two seasons in the ISL. In the 2018-19 season, he was the second highest goalscorer in the ISL with 12 goals and guided Northeast United FC to the play-offs. Last season with Kerala Blasters, he emerged as the joint top scorer (15 goals) alongside Nerijus Valskis formerly of Chennaiyin FC.

The 36-year-old Ogbeche has had a long and storied career right from his beginnings at the PSG youth academy. He went on to appear for the PSG senior team between the years 2001 and 2005 before making his way to Spanish clubs Deportivo Alavés and Real Valladolid. After his stint in Spain, Bart turned up for Dutch clubs SC Cambuur and Willem II before making his way to India with the Highlanders.

Bart Ogbeche was also part of the Nigerian team in the 2002 FIFA World Cup and made two appearances for the Super Eagles in the tournament.

I’m very happy and excited to be here at Mumbai City.

Besides the brilliant mix of youth and experience in our team, the apparent quality and level of the squad speaks volumes about the ambitions we have here at the club.

In my two years in the ISL, I’ve come up a fair few times against Sergio Lobera’s team and our Coach’s positive and free-flowing brand of football perfectly fits my style and idea of the game as well.

I can’t wait to get started as I look forward to a great season with my new family.

Bart Ogbeche to MCFC

A few weeks ago, we put together a tactical profile of Adam Le Fondre and how he would fit alongside Bart Obgeche at Mumbai City FC. Click Here to read the post.

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