Super Eagles midfielder delighted over Stephen Keshi's return

The midfielder expressed his delight over the return of Stephen Keshi as coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria

John Ogu

Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has expressed delight over the return of Stephen Keshi as undefined.

The 26-year-old who was included in the Super Eagles team to the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil  by Stephen Keshi revealed that he is happy that the Nigeria Football Federation has finally resolved the coaching situation.

"No one knew what was happening, no one knew what the delay was all about, but I'm very happy the whole situation has been resolved and the Keshi is back," the Hapoel Be'er Sheva of Isreal midfielder told in an interview.

John Ogu hailed Keshi revealing that Nigeria's wait for his return is worth it, and also described him as father figure among the Super Eagles team.

"Keshi who was there for us even without a contract, that says alot about his kind of person," John Ogu said..

"Nigerians wrote him off because we didn't qualify for the last African Cup of Nations but I trust Keshi to bring Nigeria back to the top starting from the upcoming qualifying matches.

"He is worth the wait. I know this man. when we first met as a person, he welcomed me and explained what it takes to represent the country .

"He is like a father to us all in the national team and always advised us to work hard, he is really worth the wait."

Asked how Keshi is different from other coaches, Ogu said; "every coach has his own characteristics."

"Keshi is a very straight forward person, he likes being open to people.

"He says everything to our faces."

John Ogu also further praised the new leadership of the NFF and expressed confidence that the Amaju Pinnick led federation will bring back the glory days of the Super Eagles.

"We have a new set of NFF leadership and I think they will give Keshi the free hand to do whatsoever he thinks is good with the national team," he said.

"I have spoken with them and I met them during the last friendlies we have, they know football and they want to bring back Nigeria' back to the top."


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