Israel-based John Ogu has asked his Nigeria teammates to do much more when playing for the Super Eagles as they get set for the qualifying series for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Today, FIFA will release new seedings for the draw for the qualifying tournament ahead of the event on Friday in Cairo, Egypt.
And after missing out on AFCON 2017, the Super Eagles would be throwing everything to qualify for a sixth World Cup.
Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel midfielder, Ogu who was overlooked in Nigeria’s failed attempt to make the 2017 AFCON, is now tipped for a return to the team following his championship-winning season in Israel.
He has said they must show a higher level of commitment as he believes they possess the required quality.
“When we get together we need to understand that this is a country of 150 million people where everybody loves football,” he told Channels TV.
“But we have good players, quality players and it is just building the team together and I believe with time we will get there,” he added.
Ogu only played once during the qualifiers for the 2017 AFCON – a 2-0 win over Chad in Kaduna last June – and is expected back to the team when the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup begins in October.
The 28-year-old was hugely impressive as he helped Be’er Sheva claim the Israeli Ligat hA’al and he also emerged as the best foreign player in the league.
Source : SunOnline