World Cup over January transfer – Onazi

World Cup over January transfer – Onazi

Super Eagles Vice-Captain, Eddy Ogenyi Onazi has disclosed his intention to place every of his focus on next Summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Speaking in a Chat with BRILA FM, Onazi said he is not ready to split his mind thinking about January transfers.

“I think the most important thing right now is the World Cup, After the tournament, I can now decide to move to Barcelona or any team willing to take me,” Onazi told brila.


The former Lazio of Italy defensive Midfielder stressed that there is no need for him to change clubs right now rather than stay focused and remain as fit as possible ahead of the FIFA Mundial.

Onazi has in the past selected to represent the national team in FIFA Organized tournaments that include Confederations Cup and the world cup in Brazil.

The 24-year-old Onazi was selected for Nigeria’s squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. but missed out of the tournament as he suffered a slight knee knock a few weeks before the competition.

Onazi was also a member of Nigeria’s final squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and started in all four games as Nigeria were eliminated by France in the round of 16.

Meanwhile, The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Nigeria, His Excellency Nikolay Udovichenko says he is looking forward to Nigeria and Russia clash in the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday, 15th July 2018.

Russia will host the global tournament from 14 June until 15 July 2018 and hosts nation has been pitted against Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay.

Nigeria is in Group D along with Iceland, Croatia as well as Argentina.

“I want to congratulate the NFF and the Super Eagles for Nigeria’s qualification for the FIFA World Cup. Please be assured that the Russian Federation is fully ready to host the competition,” Udovichenko said on the Nigeria Football Federation official website.

“We have received a lot of requests from the host cities on what special characteristics the Nigerian team have. They want to be fully prepared in all aspects to receiving the Super Eagles.

“From the depth of my heart, I am hoping that your team makes it to the final in Moscow on 15th July, to play against Russia.”

Udovichenko spoke on Tuesday afternoon as he received a delegation from the Nigeria Football Federation, led by its President, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick.

Pinnick thanked the Ambassador for his good wishes while noting that Nigeria’s first feel of Russian soil ahead of the FIFA World Cup ended in a sweet victory over Argentina in a friendly match in Krasnodar.

“We helped you to beat Argentina because they had beaten your team in another friendly a few days earlier,” he continued.

“We have good relations with the Russian Football Federation, and we desire to establish a good relationship with your embassy here so that ourselves and other Nigerians going to the FIFA World Cup will have no problems with regards to entry visa.”

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