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Super Eagles Footballer, John Ogu Apologizes For Inciting His Colleagues To Boycott The AFCON Qualifiers



Nigerian midfielder, John Ogu has apologized for inciting his colleagues to boycott the African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in the wake of the Lekki toll gate shooting.

The midfielder who was reacting to the October 20 Lekki toll gate massacre questioned why a person should represent the country that has no regard for the lives of the youth.

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“What is the point in representing the country if this is what the politicians, the people we’re representing, can do to us? I feel like this is the best thing to do right now until they get back to their senses and listen to us. We want a good government, the police brutality to stop, we want the SARS to stop, we want the killings to stop, we want good laws, we want job opportunities. It’s just crazy.

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“I believe most of my colleagues understand where I am coming from, I wish we can do this. There are games coming up and if we boycott these games I’m sure they will know we’ve made a statement.

“I haven’t really spoken to any of my team-mates about this. They feel for the people here, their loved ones, those that have died. I’m sure the players are aware.” he said.

He has however released a statement today where he apologized for his comment noting that he made the comments out of anger when the issue was still fresh.

Find below his letter of apology.

Source: AfricaCelebrities.Com