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10 Things You Didn’t Know About John Ogu

The Nigerian central midfielder for Hapoel Be’er Sheva, John Ogu Ugochukwu was born on 20 April 1988 in Lagos, Nigeria. On 7 September 2014, he signed a four-year contract in Hapoel Be’er Sheva from Israeli Premier League. He scored his first league goal against Vitória de Setúbal in a decisive away win which would grant Académica safety in the Portuguese Premier League. On 18 July 2014, he launched his football academy called “John Ogu Football Academy”. The 27-years-old Nigerian football player has definitely paved a successful career for himself in the sports industry.

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Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Nigerian football player, John Ogu:

1. John Ogu Ugochukwu was born on 20 April 1988 in Lagos, Nigeria.

2. September 2006, he signed a contract with Slovenian Premier League and began his adult career to four seasons, and played 97 games and scored 8 goals.

3. On summer 2010 he moved to Atlético CP playing in Third Division in Portugal, but after 6 months he moved to Almería B from Third Division in Spain.

4. On July 2012, he signed to Académica Premier League in Portugal, he scored his first goal for Académica in Portuguese cup matches, in win on Ponte da Barca.

5. He scored his first league goal against Vitória de Setúbal in a decisive away win which would grant Académica safety in the Portuguese Premier League.

6. On 29 November, he scored his first goal for Hapoel Be’er Sheva against Maccabi Netanya in a 4-0 win at the Vasermil Stadium. In Season 2014-15, he ascended with his team to the cup finals.

7. On March 2013, he was called up to the Nigerian national side for a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier. He debuted against Kenya in a 1–1 draw.

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

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

10. On 7 September 2014, he signed a four-year contract in Hapoel Be’er Sheva from Israeli Premier League. On 18 July 2014, he launched his football academy called “John Ogu Football Academy”.

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