Ex-Super Eagles player, John Ogu has come out to say that his omission from the 2014 World Cup by the late coach, Stephen Keshi was unexpected. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, he played very well in a pre-world cup game against Italy and everyone was sure that he would make the WC list, but he never made the tournament.
Ogu added that what made things more painful was the fact that some of the names on the list did not play one qualifying match.
His words, “The first World Cup I was supposed to go to, during a pre-World Cup game against Italy, I did well,”
“Everyone was sure that John Ogu was going to go to the World Cup. Even when Keshi said that it was not everyone that would make the team, I was sure I wasn’t among those he was referring to.”
“And then the list came out, my name wasn’t there. And the painful part was that, unlike me, some of the names on the list did not play one qualifying match. And that’s how I missed out on that World Cup.”
“And then another one was the last World Cup, the dream [of going to competition] came true, and the man [coach Rohr] didn’t even give me one minute.”
“Even when I needed to be on the pitch when the Nigerians needed me against Argentina, he did not bring me in. That was painful too.”
“The second one was the semi-final of the 2019 Afcon, where we lost to Algeria and couldn’t make the final. That was tough, even though I was not on the pitch.”
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