Israeli-based John Ogu has been handed an opportunity to make the Super Eagles roster for the African Cup of Nations qualifying match with South Africa.

John Ogu

The Hapoel Be’er Sheva star has been called up to attend the training camp in Corsica and Paris, where he will be monitored at close quarters by manager Gernot Rohr.

This time around, Ogu has made the squad on merit, having caught the eye when he replaced the injured Eddy Onazi in the 25th minute of Nigeria’s 1-1 draw with Senegal on March 23.

The hardworking central midfielder made his international debut against Kenya back in 2013.

This season, John Ogu has appeared 29 times in the Israeli Premier League and opened his goalscoring account against Maccabi Tel Aviv this past weekend. 

 

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