Super Eagles midfielder, John Ogu is confident that Nigeria will no longer lose players of Nigerian heritage to other national teams.
Players of Nigerian origin like Tottenham’s Dele Alli (England) and Bayern Munich’s David Alaba (Austria) opted for other national teams, a situation Ogu hopes will change soon.
The Israel-based midfielder twitted on Wednesday, “Every weekend, I sit at home and watch Alaba or Dele Alli doing it big for other countries and not ours.
“We have the power to not allow such.
“I’m happy because we have the power not to repeat losing our players to other nations. All the boys who were in camp always want to learn.”
Currently there are a number of foreign-born Nigerian players now in the Super Eagles, including Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong and new boys Tyrone Ebuehi and Noah Bazee.
The Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel star, who featured for the Eagles in Thursday’s friendly against Senegal in London, is pleased to be in the squad with these players and the rest of the squad.
“I had a great time in the super Eagles camp in London to be honest,” Ogu, who recorded and posted a number of team-bonding videos online said, adding that “Ten days out with the coaching crew and staff was a great experience.
“Then I met all the players and I was super happy at the talents I was in camp with .It is time to give credit to the president Amaju Pinnick.
“We have the talents now, we have a president who has big plans for our football, we the coaches who care about our local league as well.
“My heart was full of joy when our president @PinnickAmaju was addressing us about his plans for the national team now and for the future.”