Odion Ighalo Open to Super Eagles Return


Striker, Odion Ighalo says he’ll keep the possibility of returning to the Super Eagles open.

Ighalo admitted that his previous International retirement announcement was premature, and while the priority is on Club matters, nothing is off the table.



“I do not think about the national team conversations for now.”

“You never can say ‘never’ because the last time I announced my retirement, it felt too soon.

“But now, I do not have a lot to say other than continue my club football and see how life goes.”

Ighalo also spoke about his down moments in the colors of the Super Eagles.

“The only downtime I remember was the game against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where I missed a big chance, and the whole of Nigeria wanted to bury me alive.

“Also, for the last World Cup in Qatar which Nigeria did not qualify for, I believed we had the tools and potential to qualify.

“We were playing at home (to Ghana) which was an advantage to us, and the stadium was crowded with fans. But due to some unforeseen circumstances and selfish reasons, the World Cup ticket was lost, but that is gone and we have to look forward.”

The Super Eagles sealed qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations with the victory against Sierra Leone in Monrovia.


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