Super Eagles’ midfielder, John Ogochukwu Ogu has expressed his delight after returning to first team training with his Israeli club, Hapoel Be’er Sheva, positing that Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League qualifiers against Estonian side Flora Tallinn will be a perfect way to start the season, reports.

Ogu, who was part of Nigeria’s 23-man World Cup squad, featured in Monday’s training session as Hapoel hope to build on their commanding 4-1 victory secured in Estonia last week.

“Back to continue from where I stopped last season. Last training session is done for the dream of playing in the UEFA Champions League. I keep working,” Ogu posted on social media.

The Eagles’ defensive midfielder will be hoping he and his team do better than last season when they narrowly missed out on the group stages, thus dropping to the less fancied Europa League.