- John Ogu is a free agent at the moment and was not invited for the doubleheader against Sierra Leone
- The Super Eagles midfielder was vocal during the EndSARS protests
- A critic lashed out at the player for being unpatriotic but Ogu has said nothing will stop his love for his country
Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has dished out a brilliant response to a critic who accused him of being unpatriotic having earlier called the boycott of the AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone.
Nigeria witnessed one of the most trying times in October after youths took to the streets in most parts of the country to protest police brutality.
In the course of the protests tagged ‘EndSARS’, several persons including youths and policemen lost their lives.
Properties estimated to be worth billions were looted, while government facilities were also burnt.
Amid the chaos, Super Eagles star Ogu expressed displeasure on how police officers treat Nigerian youths.
He told World Football show on BBC World Service radio:
"What is the point in representing the country if this is what the politicians, the people we're representing, can do to us?
"I feel like this is the best thing to do right now until they get back to their senses and listen to us."
The 32-year-old who is now a free agent having left Saudi Arabian club Al-Adalah in September was not invited for the doubleheader against Sierra Leone.
However as players begin to arrive for the final preparation for the showdown, Ogu liked a picture showing his team-mates in Benin, and an eagle-eyed critic was quick to lash out at the player and condemned him for calling for a boycott.
“Person wey never chop. Nothing will stop my love for my country till I die. Nice one my brother."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Super Eagles camp in Benin was a beehive of activities on Tuesday, November 10, as the deputy governor of Edo state Philip Shaibu personally trained with the squad.
Nigeria opened camp on Monday, October 9, in Benin ahead of the all-important fixture slated for Friday, October 13, at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
Gernot Rohr's men head into the match as the leader of Group L with six points having already beaten Lesotho and Benin in their first two games.
Some of the players also showed that they are ready for the fixture after putting up impressive displays all across their clubs before the international break.
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