By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Agu is thrilled to have made his first start for the Super Eagles after he was left out of the Super Eagles squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports
Agu was dropped from the Super Eagles World Cup squad alongside Ola Aina for the final list, but his impressive showing for Vitoria de Setubal earned the 25-year-old combative midfielder a recall to the national team.
The former Bursaspor star played all 90 minutes in Nigeria’s international friendly against Uganda and was unlucky not to have scored in the encounter. It was his seventh appearance for the Super Eagles since he made his senior national team debut against Togo in an international friendly.
“It was a great feeling to wear again this green white jersey, to represent my fatherland, #God always the reason. Now back to club side,” Agu wrote beneath a picture he posted on his Instagram page.
Agu who made the GoalPoint Team Of The Week for Matchday 10 in the Portuguese topflight division has been an ever-present in Vitoria Setubal’s team roster this season since he made his debut for the team against Vitória Guimaraes SC in October.
Agu has made five league appearances and eight in all competitions for Vitoria Setubal since he arrived on a season loan deal from FC Porto.
Vitoria Setubal are currently eighth in the Portuguese topflight division table with 14 points from 10 games. They will face Penafiel, a second division side in a Taca de Portugal clash on Sunday at the Municipal Stadium.