- Footballer John Ogu has called on politicians in Nigeria to ask their children to come out
- According to him, the politicians should let their children come and play the next Super Eagles match
- His comments follow widespread protests in Nigeria to end SARS and police brutality
Our manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
Nigerian international player, John Ogu has indicated that neither he nor his Super Eagles teammates would play their next football match due to #EndSARS protests.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh, John Ogu took to his Twitter page to tell the politicians to send their children to play in the next match of the senior national team of Nigeria.
John Ogu indicated that he was devastated at the current happenings in his country and did not feel so patriotic to serve his country in the given circumstances.
His tweet read:
"The Politicians should asked their children to go and represent Nigeria in the next @NGSuperEagles, @thenff upcoming games."
Following the tweet which went viral, many Nigerians surprisingly did not side with him and explained that John Ogu's services were being paid for.
One such fan wrote: "You think you are a footballer, your mate's are playing for Napoli, Barcelona, Real Madrid, you are here making noise as if footballers play for politicians or the country, olodo."
Another fan wrote: "This is very funny and unintelligent. I may be wrong. But hey don't talk as if you play for free for Nigeria. You guys get paid in dollars match bonuses."
Yet another person who did not agree with John Ogu commented: "May be is an opportunity 4 pple lyk me to shine, we hv bn playin football 4 years without national recognition, so if you don't play, my likes can volunteer.
Finally Nigeria will be great by God grace wit tym, you can't stay abroad and be tweeting rubbish.
Say no to violence."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo has finally spoken about the widespread tensions and atrocities in Nigeria in relation to #EndSARS protests in the West African state.
Akufo-Addo took to Twitter to issue a statement about the happenings in Nigeria and added that he had spoken to the Nigerian leader.
The leader of Ghana added that he did not ascribe to violence and he was of the conviction that it was not the solution to the current problem.
Have national and human interest issues to discuss? Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition? Your stories and photos are always welcome.
Get interactive via our Facebook page.