Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has told www.busybuddiesng.com he would like to play in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) before retiring from the sport.
The 29-year old who currently plays for Israeli champions, Hapoel Beer Sheva, says having high profile players in the domestic scene will help boost the growth and development of the NPFL.
“Yeah! For sure, I have this on my mind and I will keep saying it, before I end my career, I will play in our league(NPFL) so as to promote the league,” Ogu stated.
“I think this is the right time for us to do this because if you watch the Brazilians, that’s what they do-they go back to their country to make their league big.
“So I think we have to learn how to do this and I know before I end my career, even if it is for six months, I will definitely play in the league (NPFL),” he assured.
If Ogu features in the NPFL, he will benefit from the Elite Players Project; an initiative of the League Management Company (LMC) launched in 2014 to lure ex-internationals back to the league in addition to other objectives.
Ex-Eagles star Sanni Kaita had brief stints with Enyimba and FC IfeaniUbah under the project while former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo was on the verge of signing for Kano Pillars in 2016 before the deal fell though.