Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder, John Ogu says he is so passionate about the national team and is 'not done playing football'.
Ogu who parted ways with Al-Adalah of Saudi Arabia in September 2020 after only six months with the side, is currently without a team.
The 32-year-old had teamed up with the Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium outfit in January 2020 on a six-month deal after leaving Israeli Premier League side, Hapoel Be'er Sheva, where he spent four years.
Ogu only featured in seven league games for Al-Adalah before the outbreak of the COVID-19 which forced football activities to stop.
The midfielder returned to Nigeria at the time but his failure to secure a plane ticket back to Saudi Arabia constrained him to end his stay with the club in 2020.
In a Twitter update on his verified handle on Friday, Ogu lamented that "a lot of people I trusted failed me in my career moving forward".
As a matter of fact, Ogu has not received invitation to play for the Super Eagles for a long time now.
"Hi everyone, woke up and I saw 176k people are following me. Bruh I won’t lie ,when I was on the street of surulere, I wouldn’t have believed people will follow me on Twitter or show me love on the street of Lagos whenever they see me. I’m much Grateful to you all I swear," Ogu started.
I know a lot of people are like What’s up with JOHN OGU? Is he done playing ?i know a lot of y’all are like chaii and I love that guy so much . Guy is so passionate for the Super Eagles and so on .— John Ogu (@ogujohnugo) January 8, 2021
"I know a lot of people are like What’s up with JOHN OGU? Is he done playing ?i know a lot of y’all are like chaii and I love that guy so much. Guy is so passionate for the Super Eagles and so on.
"Truth is, a lot of people I trusted failed me in my career moving forward. I remembered I trusted someone back here in Nigeria after I signed for Almeria in la liga then but because of their selfish interest for me to play in Belgium, deal crashed but we moved!!
"Went to Portugal, and then I was without a top club then ended up in Israel where I became KING with the help of my brother Tony Nwakaeme on the field where we won titles together. I’m so proud to see him buzzing hard in Turkey and flourishing.
"Stayed out without a team for months before a friend helped me to get a deal in Saudi. Moved there and started a new life then came CORONA!! Na wa but see I always believe this life, Na God get final say for this life. I’m grateful to God for all He has done for me.
"I’m as hungry as ever to succeed in this life and career God has choosed for me. Market is opened, I’m working so hard to get back on the pitch. When all is done, I shall update you all. Thank you to everyone of the real JOHN OGU’s supporters here. I truly appreciate y’all.
"Once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL. I love y’all and I pray we all succeed in this year.
"Pray for the name, John Ogu," he concluded.
Ogu featured for Akwa Starlets, Akwa United and the Flying Sports Academy youth teams before moving to Europe to continue his career.
The midfielder joined Slovenian club Drava Ptuj in 2006 and spent four years with the club and then moved to Portugal to team up with Atletico CP.
Ogu also featured for Almeria B, Leiria and Academica before signing for Hapoel Be'er Sheva, where he featured in more than 150 games.
He has 26 caps for the Super Eagles since he made his international debut against Kenya in 2013.
The versatile midfielder will hope to secure a new club before the end of the current January transfer window.