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"Pray for us" Super Eagles Midfielder Cries From Israel


Super Eagles combative midfielder John Ogu has reached out to all of his fans worldwide urging them to pray for Isreal and assuring them of his safety and whereabouts in Israel GAANT FOOTBALL reports.


Since the conflict between Israel and Hamas broke out a lot of Nigerians, friends and families of some Super Eagles players plying their trade in Israel have been worried about their safety.


Especially when it was reported by popular media outlet Al-Jazeera that at least 2,000 persons have been killed from both sides.


Atleast, 30 people were said to be dead as reported by Nigerian media giant, The Punch in a recent attack on Wednesday morning.



Midfielder John Ogu who plays for Isreali side Maccabi Jaffa, and Adebayo Adeleye who plays for Hapoel Jerusalem are two out of the many Nigerians playing in Israel.


While nothing has been made public about Adebayo who was included in the Super Eagles squad for Saudi Arabia and Mozambique international friendlies, John Ogu has reached out to fans.


In a video that was posted on the official Twitter(Now X) handle of Nigeria media outlet Soccernet Nigeria, the 35-year-old appreciated his fans and well wishers. He also, used the same opportunity to admonish fans to take out time and pray for Israel.


Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu tasks fans to pray for Israel

“So here I am. To everyone checking up on me, thank you very much. I really appreciate you guys, I appreciate your messages, I am safe. Just pray for Israel; it means a lot,” Ogu said.


In a related story, the Super Eagles camp in Portugal has come alive with twenty players already in camp. However, Adebayo Adeleye, was indicated as “unconfirmed arrival”, raising concerns as to whether he can make it out of the country who’s seriously being bombarded with missiles from Hamas.

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