As Nigeria gear up for their all important World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Cameroon, Owngoalnigeria.com Michael James says John Ogu will be vital in the game.
Nigeria will face Cameroon in back to back World Cup 2018 qualifiers with the leadership of group B at stake, even though Nigeria are currently four points ahead of second placed Cameroon.
Ahead of the tie which will take place in September, Nigeria played a friendly game against Senegal which ended 1-1 in London during the international break.
Speaking after the game, coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr said the game gave them an idea on how to tackle Cameroon when both teams clash later in the year.
That said, James who covered the game on behalf of Owngoalnigeria.com in London says Hapoel Be’er Sheva midfielder Ogu did enough to play a part in the game against a physical Cameroon side.
” Before his introduction for stand in captain Eddy Onazi, Idrissa Gueye was having a field day running the midfielder like a boss. But Ogu matched him physically and also in terms of usage of the ball”, James said.
” It’s not like saying Onazi didn’t do enough but let’s be honest Ogu’s size is a weapon the Eagles will need in games like that of Cameroon. He is big, strong and very good in the air. He can also hit long range efforts as well.
” He will be vital against Cameroon, if he maintains his form from now till then, he’s beastly nature will no doubt come handy against the Lions of Cameroon”.