Ogu regrets loss of Alli, Alaba to other countries


Nigeria Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has spoken of his sadness watching Bayern Munich utility left footed player David Alaba play for Austria and Tottenham’s Dele Alli play for England.

The Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Isreal star was however convinced that such situations will not happen again as young players are now given due attention by the coaches of the national team.

“Every weekend, I sit at home and watch Alaba or Dele Alli doing it big for other countries and not ours,” Ogu tweeted on Wednesday.

“We have the power to not allow such.

“I’m happy because we have the power not to repeat losing our players to other nations. All the boys who were in camp always want to learn.”

Ogu made his feelings known in a series of tweets, where he also highlighted the commitment of the NFF to ensuring young stars in Europe with dual citizenship are snapped up by nigeria.

“I had a great time in the Super Eagles camp in London to be honest,” Ogu continued.

“Ten days out with the coaching crew and staff was a great experience.

“Then I met all the players and I was super happy at the talents I was in camp with .It is time to give credit to the president, Amaju Pinnick.

“We have the talents now, we have a president who has big plans for our football, coaches who care about our local league as well .

“My heart was full of joy when our president @PinnickAmaju was addressing us about his plans for the national team now and for the future.”

Players like Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong and new boys Tyrone Ebuehi and Noah Bazee have all been brought in to the Nigerian Super Eagles fold to wade of the interest of European nations where they where born.

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