I’m Not Rushing It, But I’m Ready For Super Eagles – Igoh Ogbu

A former Flying Eagles defender Igoh Ogbu, has said he’s ready to play and represent Nigeria at the Super Eagles level npflupdates exclusively reports.

According Igoh Ogbu, he has developed beyond his qualities at the junior level, and has gathered the much needed experience for the task at the senior national team.

Speaking in an interview with Eagles Tracker closely monitored by NPFLUpdates’ correspondent, the 23-year-old also talked about some of the challenges he faced as a starter in Europe.

Igoh Ogbu Reveals Plan For Super Eagles:

What was it like moving to Europe

“When I arrived Norway and signed for Rosengborg, I was sent on loan to a club (thinks about it) called Lavenger in the Norwegian lower division. I stayed there for half season before going back to Rosengborg. Then I went to the 2019 AFCON U-20 tournament. After the AFCON I signed for Sogndal on loan. From Sogndal I had short spell at Lillestrom still in the same Norwegian league.

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“I could have gone to KRC Genk when they sold Wilfred Ndidi to Leicester City, but I didn’t, because I wanted a place where I can develop myself. I think Rosengborg was the right choice for me at that moment.

“After my first season at Lillestrom, I had many offers coming from Belgium, Turkey and many other top clubs in Europe. I talked with agent and decided to play one more season in Norway.”

Igbo Ogbu Admits Playing In Europe Is Not Easy:

How was it playing in Norway’s cold weather as a teenager that traveled from Nigeria?

“It took me sometime to adapt to the weather, because it’s really cold. It is difficult to train in that weather. We go for training, then your legs are so freezing. We normally warm up our legs after winter training. God really helped me.”

Players would always want to play for their national team, are you ready for the Super Eagles task if you earn a call-up?

“I played U-17 and U-20 for Nigeria. From then I know I am so ready for the national team. I know sooner or later, one day I will be called. It will be an honour to represent my country and serve them. I’m not in a rush and anytime I get my chance I will take it. I’ve learned to be patient with my move to Europe.”

One thought on “I’m Not Rushing It, But I’m Ready For Super Eagles – Igoh Ogbu

  1. These days it’s a bit rare to find players who have gone through those stratas of youth football in the country graduate to the NT.
    I think there is an urgent need for central defenders in the team.
    So he should also be considered even for this qualifiers as well

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