Mikel Agu – I Can Replace Ndidi In Eagles Midfield Against South Africa, Explains Loan Move To Vitoria Setubal


On loan FC Porto midfielder Mikel Agu says his main aim in the camp of the Super Eagles is to establish himself as a regular in the team starting from the game against South Africa this weekend.


Agu was dropped from the squad of Nigeria to the World Cup in Russia, a disappointment he said is now behind him as he eyes a spot in the midfield of the team in the absence of Wilfred Ndidi, who is suspended.

” I’m really happy to be back, it’s a good feeling to join the boys again and am hoping this time, I have come to stay in the team and I appreciate also the coach for giving me one more chance and am wiling to use this opportunity and I hope something positive comes out of it in the game against South Africa “, he told Owngoalnigeria.com in Asaba.

Recently nominated for the team of the week in Portugal, Agu explained the reason behind his decision to join Vitoria Setubal on loan from Porto despite interest from other clubs in Europe.

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” The summer break I had some offers but I could not move due to some reasons and at the last day of the transfer window. I had to finally move to Setubal even though I had some clubs I was suppose to go in the Portuguese league but I prefer to go to Setubal because two seasons ago I was there, I already know the people at the club, the fans and they know me. For me I decided to go there because the adaptation for me will be fast”, he concluded.