Ighalo Eyeing Super Eagles Return!

Former Nigerian international forward Odion Ighalo says he is open to staging a comeback to the Super Eagles almost 18 months after he announced his retirement from the senior national team.

Ighalo who emerged the top scorer with five goals at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, scoring the goal that helped Nigeria to a bronze medal finish at the tournament reveals he will like to play at either the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroun or the FIFA World Cup in Qatar or both.

The Manchester United loanee told ESPN’s Interview programme, ‘Alexis Meet Nunes’ on Thursday that he was in good communication with Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr and could stage a comeback to the team.

“I have good relationship with Gernot Rohr and at a time he wanted me to return to the team because he finds it difficult to seeing me play for Manchester United and not playing again for the Super Eagles.

“Although I retired from the team very early due to injury before the AFCON for eight weeks and unfortunately, I left the tournament with another injury and considering the travels from China wasn’t good for me and have to look at other options of giving the younger ones a chance.

“I miss everyone in the team and if the need arises, I will want to play at another World Cup finals or the African Cup of Nations if not both tournaments but for now I will want the young lads to enjoy themselves,” he said in the interview.

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