Nigeria midfielder John Ogu has apologised for calling on his teammates to boycott the double-header 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone in November.

Following the killings of peaceful protesters who were demanding an end to police brutality at the Lekki Toll Plaza last Tuesday, the former Hapoel Beer Sheva star took to social media in outrage.

Ogu who was actively involved in the #EndSARS protest on Lagos’ streets, stated that ‘politicians should ask their children to represent the Super Eagles in the next upcoming games’ which are billed for next month.

The 32-year-old tendered an apology for his comments on Wednesday and he wants football to continue to unite the country in this crucial period.

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