News Live Scores
African All Stars

‘Young’ Super Eagles’ future excites cheerleading John Ogu

1:32 AM IST 14/11/18
John Ogu - Nigeria vs. England
The 30-year-old is part of Nigeria's set-up for South Africa and Uganda games, and has offered a hint into how exciting the future would be...

The Nigeria national team is ‘truly blessed’ considering the numerous footballing talents currently at its disposal and for the future, states a seemingly excited John Ogu.

With an average age of 25.9, the Super Eagles were the youngest team at the 2018 World Cup and with the decisions of Gernot Rohr on players’ selections since their ouster at Russia, the team still beam with precocious talents.

The German tactician has handed call-up and/or first-team opportunities to more young players as they turned around a poor start to their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.

Some teenagers, other just into their twenties; Ola Aina, Samuel Kalu, Jamilu Collins, Henry Onyekuru, Semi Ajayi, Isaac Success, Kelechi Nwakali, Chidiebere Nwakali, Victor Osimhen...and most recently, 18-year-old Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze are in Rohr's post-World Cup plans.

And Ogu, a 30-year-old Nigeria international, speaking from the sidelines via Twitter, has talked up the future of the three-time African champions.

“Speaking as a fan of the Super Eagles now. We are truly blessed to have the talents now in the team and the ones that are going to come in for the future. Them Young boys coming in are just the future,” Ogu tweeted.

Ogu is part of the recent 23-man squad as Nigeria aim to secure a win over South Africa on Saturday to make next year's Afcon finals in Cameroon as Group E leaders.

On November 20, the Super Eagles square up against Uganda for a friendly clash at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

The versatile midfielder - who made his international bow in 2013 and has won 19 caps - was part of the 22-man playing squad that kicked off preparation for the games in Asaba on Tuesday.