Connect with us
X
Categories:

Sports

Ighalo Set For Super Eagles’ Return

The Terrorist!

Published

on

Odion Ighalo

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has revealed he is ‘thinking’ about returning to the Nigeria national team.

Hello!! Have you heard about the deadly virus called Coronavirus? No? See What It Is & How To Prevent It Here. Also Stay Connected & Get Latest Updates On Coronavirus Here. Please be safe! We LOVE You.


The forward played a key role as the West Africans qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after missing the previous two editions in 2015 and 2017.

The former Watford striker emerged as the highest goalscorer in the qualifiers before firing the Super Eagles to a third-place finish in the tournament in Egypt, scooping the top scorer award in the process.

Ighalo, however, announced his retirement from international duty after his five-star performance in the competition, along with the team captain and former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel.

In doing so, the forward cited the difficulty of having to travel the distance between China to Nigeria for national duty.

Ighalo moved to England in January, joining the Red Devils on loan from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua and has been the toast of the fans with his blistering performances, scoring four goals and providing one assist in only eight games before the suspension of the division due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

The 30-year-old, who recently extended his loan deal with the Old Trafford outfit until January 2021, has not ruled out a return to the Super Eagles.

The forward played a key role as the West Africans qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after missing the previous two editions in 2015 and 2017.

The former Watford striker emerged as the highest goalscorer in the qualifiers before firing the Super Eagles to a third-place finish in the tournament in Egypt, scooping the top scorer award in the process.

Ighalo, however, announced his retirement from international duty after his five-star performance in the competition, along with the team captain and former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel.

In doing so, the forward cited the difficulty of having to travel the distance between China to Nigeria for national duty.

Ighalo moved to England in January, joining the Red Devils on loan from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua and has been the toast of the fans with his blistering performances, scoring four goals and providing one assist in only eight games before the suspension of the division due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

The 30-year-old, who recently extended his loan deal with the Old Trafford outfit until January 2021, has not ruled out a return to the Super Eagles.

“I am still in contact with Gernot Rohr and Amaju Pinnick, and they congratulated me on my loan deal,” Ighalo told Brila FM.

“I am still thinking about returning to the national team, but right now I want to concentrate on my club career.

“I left the national team because of the distance between Nigeria and China, but now that I am in Manchester and just like life and in my career, you never can tell.”

Since his retirement, young Lille striker Victor Osimhen has been leading the Super Eagles attack with the forward scoring three goals during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.

Victory in both games propelled the three-time African champions to the top of Group L with six points and they were scheduled to take on Sierra Leone in another qualifier in March before it was suspended due to Covid-19.

Ighalo made his international debut for the Super Eagles against Uganda in a friendly in 2015 and had 35 caps for the West Africans, scoring three goals before he surprisingly quit the national team.

The forward’s return to the Super Eagles will boost Nigeria’s aim to win the Africa Cup of Nations in 2021 and qualify for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.


Get More Stories Like This On: Facebook: @AllNaijaEntertainment, Twitter: @AllNaijaEntertainment
Reach us on WhatsApp via: +2348104471989

Don’t Miss!

Join "ANE sabi" clique

Don't miss a thing, get ogbonge ANE latest updates to fuel your conversation daily.





Latest Exchange Rate

Donate To ANE!


Mind buying a coffee to support us here at All Naija Entertainment?. Yes?

Donate Now
THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Complete Episodes)

R kelly
Music1 week ago

[Music] R. Kelly – Burn It Up ft. Wysin, Yandell

THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Episode 20)

Beirut Explosion
News1 week ago

Hundreds Wounded As Explosion Rips Through Lebanon’s Capital, Beirut (Pics, Video)

The Old Guard 2020
Movie Subtitles3 days ago

DOWNLOAD Complete The Old Guard 2020 Subtitles File [English SRT] 2020

THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Episode 11)

Twyse 116 Ereme
Biography1 week ago

TWYSE_116: Complete History, Biography, Family, State Of Origin, Age And Throwback Photos Of Twyse Ereme (Twyse_116)

Shoprite
Business1 week ago

BREAKING: ShopRite To Leave Nigeria After 15 Years

News1 week ago

“We’re Going Nowhere” – TikTok Responds To Trump Threat

Entertainment1 week ago

BBNaija: Ozo Begs Nengi After Picking Dora As Deputy Head Of House

THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Episode 01)

Entertainment5 days ago

BBNaija: ‘Why Erica Broke Up With Me’- Kiddwaya Opens Up

The Walking Dead
Movie Subtitles1 week ago

DOWNLOAD Complete The Walking Dead Season 10 Subtitles File [English SRT] 2019-2020

R kelly
Lyrics1 week ago

R. Kelly – Burn It Up ft. Wysin, Yandell [Lyrics]

News1 week ago

Ize-Iyamu’s Family Backs Obaseki’s Re-Election

THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Episode 26)

News1 week ago

Mosques And Churches To Reopen In Lagos On August 7 & 9 Respectively

THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Episode 03)

The Walking Dead
Movie Subtitles1 week ago

DOWNLOAD Complete Fear The Walking Dead Season 01 Subtitles File [English SRT] 2010

THE FUTURE HUSBAND
Stories1 week ago

[STORY] THE FUTURE HUSBAND (Final Episode 34)

ANE Billboard Hots!



Join "ANE sabi" clique

Don't miss a thing, get ogbonge ANE latest updates to fuel your conversation daily.





Copyright © All Naija Entertainment.

css.php