- John Ogu has taken time out to thank friends, family, well-wishers and fans for their support and prayers when he lost his mother
- The Super Eagles midfielder's mum lost a long battle with cancer as she gave up the ghost in the past weekend
- Ogu last played for the national team at the AFCON 2019 tournament where the Super Eagles won bronze
John Ogu has gathered the strength to show gratitude to everyone that has shown him love following the death of his mother.
The Nigerian international lost his beloved mum on Saturday, January 23, 2020, after a long battle with cancer.
The defensive midfielder went to his Twitter handle to thank everyone who has shown him love since the death of his aged mother.
Ogu said on Twitter:
"Thank you for the phone calls, text, comments and prayers over the last few days. My friends, teammates, fans and well-wishers, I appreciate everyone who has reached out in one way or another.
"My mother has been battling cancer fr many years now, and she unfortunately passed on on Saturday.
"It's never easy to deal with the loss of a love one, but you all have made me feel loved and have helped me to gain strength to cope.
"Thank you so much again for the love you have shown towards me and my family."
Ogu began playing football at the youth departments of Akwa Starlets, Akwa United and the Flying Sports Academy.
On September 23, 2006, he began his senior career in Slovenia when he signed with Drava Ptuj from the Slovenian PrvaLiga and was there for four years.
In March 2013, Ogu was called up to the Eagles for a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier and debuted against Kenya where he was used as a substitute to replace Victor Moses. He has been able to play 26 games for the Super Eagles since 2013 scoring only one goal.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have sent their condolence message to Super Eagles attacking midfielder John Ogu over the tragic death of his lovely mother.
Football fraternities in Nigeria were on Monday evening, January 25, thrown into serious mourning when John Ogu confirmed the death of his mother on his official Twitter page.
John Ogu stated emotionally that ''today is the worse day of my life'' while posting a heartbreak emoji on his social media page.
Source: Legit.ng News