Rohr ready to unleash Ighalo against Cape Verde


Odion Ighalo could make his return to international football when Nigeria hosts Cape Verde on Tuesday.

Speaking after the weekend’s 2-0 win against Liberia, head Coach Gernot Rohr insists Ighalo wasn’t ready, but is hopeful that the Forward will be available in the Group C decider which holds in Lagos.
The 68 year-old German once again defended his decision to convince the veteran Forward out of international retirement.
“The reason we asked Ighalo to come back is because we have such a young team, players between the ages 21, 22 and 23,” said Rohr.
“Our strikers are all very young, Ejuke is coming up, Chukwueze is coming back from injury, everybody is young we need somebody to help them with experience in the striker’s position.
“He’s a good goalscorer, we know, we are happy to have him back. He only arrived on Thursday, which is why he couldn’t participate in this match. But, I hope in the next match on Tuesday that he will be able to help us much more.”


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