Ogu: Onazi instrumental to my career

Mansur Abubakar
30 Jun 2017

Super Eagles forward John Ogu has revealed how stand-in-captain of the senior national team Ogenyi Onazi was instrumental to his fledgling career. He made the revelation on the occasion of the latter’s first wedding anniversary.

Ogu who plies his trade as a Central Midfielder for Israeli Premier League side Hapoel Be’er Sheva, said Onazi helped him purchase a flight ticket to stay with him in Rome years ago when he was with Lazio as he searched for a club in Europe.

“Many never knew Ogenyi Onazi bought me a ticket to Rome to stay with him until I got a club. I appreciate you bro always .God bless you.” The player who got his 9th invite to Gernot Rohr’s team against South Africa last month wrote on twitter.

The player went on to add that the plan was to be able to get a trial with Onazi’s club at the time, SS Lazio but remains happy with the way things turned out as he is now very happy to be in Israel which he calls his ‘second home’ in a series of tweets.

Ogu was first called up to the Nigerian national side for a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier under late Stephen Keshi. He debuted against Kenya in a 1-1 draw, where he was used as a substitute to replace an injured Victor Moses.

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