Ighalo hits back at critics, dedicates Tope Alabi song to football fans


After bouncing back to scoring ways for the Super Eagles netting six goals in three games against Libya and Seychelles to silence his numerous critics Changchun Yatai of China forward, Odion Ighalo has dedicated a Tope Alabi song to football fans using the lyrics to tell people his story and the trials he’s faced before becoming the man he is today.


Ighalo got into the bad book of football fans in Nigeria when he failed to convert a clear cut scoring opportunity at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in a crucial match against Argentina which led to the La Albiceleste scoring a late winner courtesy of Manchester United left back Marcos Rojo which eventually dumped the Eagles out of the mundial in the group stage.

The forward had also been heavily criticized for his goal retunes for the Super Eagles with the striker claiming he and his family was sent death threats after the World Cup which almost forced him to quit the national team.

After scoring five goals in two matches for the team including a hat trick and firing on all cylinders in China, the former national U-20 captain on his Instagram handle dedicated the motivational song by Tope Alabi to help tell his life experience and what he has gone through. “I know what my eyes have seen, I know what my ears have heard, but the moment I heard your good news my life found new meaning.

I have heard about the terrible gossips about me, I know what people might have said, there was a time they called us barren, or perhaps, they once called you a failure. But know this, the moment the savior steps in, your life finds new meaning. But know this, the moment h arrives, your life is set in order.”

The former Watford of England net buster also believes the song can be beneficial to those finding themselves in difficult positions. “Your life may be in chaos, Words might have been used against you, even those unspeakable names that you have been called, but instantly when the savior steps in, and your life becomes meaningful.”

Ighalo has once again been called up to the Super Eagles squad for the crucial 2019 AFCON qualifier against South Africa on Saturday November 17 in Johannesburg and will be hoping to once again find the back of the net on more than one occasion.


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