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Biography Of John Ogu (Footballer)


Ugochukwu John Ogu (born 20 April 1988 in Lagos) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for the Israeli Premier League side Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

In March 2013, Ogu was called up to the Nigerian national side for a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier. He debuted against Kenya in a 1–1 draw, where he was used as a substitute to replace an injured Victor Moses.

On 31 May 2013, Ogu scored his first international goal against Mexico in a friendly game which took place at the Reliant Stadium in Houston.

On 9 June 2013, Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi selected Ogu as one of 23 players to participate in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

On 18 March 2015, He was called up with 27 other players for the proposed friendly matches against Bolivia and South Africa.

In May 2018 he was named to Nigeria’s preliminary 30 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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