Nigeria international John Ogu has denied a media report which claiming his continued absence from the Super Eagles is due to him falling out with a senior member of the team.
The 28-year old last played for Nigeria in June 2015, coming off the bench in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad in Kaduna and despite being one of Nigeria’s better performers in Europe over the last one year, he has continued to be overlooked by Super Eagles coaches.
Reacting to the report, however, Ogu insisted he has never fallen out or had issues with any member of the Super Eagles staff or the Nigeria Football Federation.
“I am shocked to have read that. I have never insulted or fallen out with anyone in the national team, I respect everyone from the federation, coaches, players to the backroom staff,” Ogu told fcnaija.com.
The Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel midfielder has continued his impressive run of form this term after helping his side to the Israeli championship last season as well as being voted the best foreign player in the Israeli league, but has not been included in Nigeria’s squad to face Zambia in a World Cup qualifier next week.
Speaking on the continued snub, Ogu said he is focused on working hard and improving himself as a player.
“I just want to keep working hard to improve myself as a player,” he said.