Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has acknowledged that his teammates with the Nigeria nationwide senior team Wilfred Ndidi and William Troost-Ekong deserved to make the 2018 Africa Best XI.
No Nigerian player was included within the African team of the year and Ogu was not impressed with the choice.
The team of the Year
Goalkeeper: Denis Onyango of Uganda
Defense: Kalidou Koulibaly of Senegal, Mehdi Benatia of Morocco, Serge Aurier and Eric Bailly of Ivory Coast.
Midfield: Thomas Partey of Ghana, Riyad Mahrez of Algeria, Naby Keita of Guinea.
Forward: Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon.
The Hapoel Be’er Sheva star player took to his official Twitter account to criticise the checklist by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Quoting a the picture of the Team of the Year Ogu backed Leicester City midfielder Ndidi.
He stated, “Sorry to say this however @Ndidi25 needs to be right here . My personal opinion. Guys in that place didn’t do greater than him.”
He went on to state that Benatia, Aurier didn’t take up key roles for his or her respective golf equipment.
He stated, “Benatia, Aurier are usually not even regulars for his or her golf equipment . But what do I do know . @Ndidi25 , @WTroostEkong , we’re each pleased with you two . Forward ever.”
He additionally defined that the participation of Ndidi and Ekong on the World Cup ought to have performed an element within the choice.
He stated, “How somebody comes up right here and say golf equipment they play issues . Like are you kidding me?Ekong, Ndidi had a greater season for his or her golf equipment,Made it to the World Cup . Had an honest efficiency on the World Cup and also you say golf equipment they play in?Aurier , Bailly,Keita all didn’t make it.”
He went on to state that the awards shouldn’t be based mostly on the names of their golf equipment however their efficiency by way of the season.
“Let’s put sentiment apart , I can argue this wherever that @Ndidi25 ,@WTroostEkong ,even @ighalojude all needs to be there . Award is predicated in your efficiency for membership and nation and never how huge of a membership you play in. Ndidi performs for arguably one of the best league on this planet.”
Ndidi is a key midfielder for Leicester City within the Premier League whereas Ekong joined Serie A giants Udinese.