Wednesday, April 16, 2014

John Ogu set to return after surgery


The new Super Eagles player said he is recovering really fast.

FC Academica and Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder, John Ogu, is set to return to action after two weeks of minor knee surgery.

The lanky midfielder told PREMIUM TIMES from his Portuguese base that he is recovering and doing well.

“I have started rehabilitation for some days now and I am working out at the gym house with my team’s therapist, all is going well and I will start running from tomorrow as advised by my doctor. If I start running, I should be ready from next week fully, but I need to train with condition before joining the group,” he said.

“My doctor told me that I can start running tomorrow and I can confirm to you that I will be perfectly fine in few days time.”

Speaking about his readiness for the Super Eagles busy June schedule, Ogu said, “I will be ready to play for the country, it’s only a minor surgery after recovery I will put in my best and make my country proud and I will resume camp precisely on the 17th of May,” the player said.

As regards the players list recently announced by the Kenyan Football Federation and preparations by their opponent, he said “we don’t want to know, we are only thinking about ourselves and our goals, which is to qualify Nigeria for FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Home based or foreign based players has nothing to do with us, we are only preparing to win and to make Nigerians proud”.

Super Eagles camp will open in the first week of May in an Adidas Facility in Germany, and Nigeria has been scheduled to play a friendly game with New Mexico on May 30 at the United States as a start for their schedule in June, which includes two world cup qualifiers and at least three matches in the FIFA Confederations Cup, which Nigeria is attending as African champions.

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