Odion Ighalo ponders International retirement!

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SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 26: John Obi Mikel of Nigeria and Odion Ighalo of Nigeria argue with Referee Cuneyt Cakir during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images)

Odion Ighalo has decided the AFCON 2019 is his last outing for Nigeria, footballlive.ng sources have gathered.

The 30 year-old is expected to make a formal announcement on his international retirement soon.

 

See: https://www.footballlive.ng/mikel-out-obi-the-catalyst-announces-international-retirement/

Ighalo scored five goals in Nigeria’s AFCON 2019 campaign in Egypt and is in contention for the competition’s golden boot.

 

Footballlive gathered that the player is stalling on the announcement until after the tournament, but his inner circles had been kept in the loop about his decision to quit.

 

Ighalo has been Head Coach, Gernot Rohr’s, first choice striker.

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