Ighalo will silences his critics – Rohr

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Nigeria's forward Odion Jude Ighalo (L) fights for the ball with Croatia's defender Ivan Strinic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Croatia and Nigeria at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Attila KISBENEDEK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

Super Eagles Technical Adviser says he’ll stick with Odion Ighalo despite the forward’s below par performance at the 2018 World Cup. Ighalo came under a barrage of criticism for his role in Nigeria’s painful loss to Argentina, but Rohr said he’ll keep faith with the Changchun Yatai goal machine because of he had proven in the past that he could be trusted as a poacher.

Mikel Obi, Moses Simon, Shehu Abdullahi and Tyrone Ebuehi have all been ruled out of Nigeria’s AFCON qualifying match against Seychelles next month due to injuries. Rohr gave the injury update earlier today in Lagos and admits that though they’ll be sorely missed, their unavailability informed the invitation of several new faces.

The Super Eagles players invited for the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles will leave from their club bases to the Island nation. According to the NFF the foreign based players are expected to arrive Victoria on September 3, while the contingent leaving from Nigeria; including goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and some of the Coaches will arrive September 2.

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