Super Eagles of Nigeria midfield maestro, John Ugochukwu Ogu, is in high spirit and also optimistic that his team will triumph over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa come Saturdayas they go head-to-head in the opener of the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers at the Nest of Champions in Uyo, can report.


The tall and intimidating midfielder was part of the squad that trained this morning at the Main Bowl of the Godswill Akpabio Stadium under the tutelage of Coach Gernot Rohr.


Ogu, who just won the biggest trophy in Israel for the second consecutive season at the end of the just concluded campaign, is set to bring that winning mentality on Saturday.


John Ogu scored a powerful strike with his dominant foot past Goalkeeper, Dele Alampasu in the Super Eagles training session on Thursday.


The giant midfielder, who got his first call up under former Head Coach of the Super Eagles the late Stephen Keshi in March 2013, is among the talents buzzing to fly Nigeria’s green and white colours against South Africa.


The Hapoel Be’er Sheva midfielder wrote via his official twitter handle “The intensity in training so far is what we need beforeSaturday’s game!! Everyone is working hard. 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬”


He also wrote, “Everyone is sweating hard and fighting to make our country proud come Saturday 🇳🇬🇳🇬”.


The match against South Africa is set to kick-off by 5pm local time on Saturday.