Ighalo hints at Super Eagles’ return again

Odion Ighalo may not have played his final game for the Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles if his latest declarations are to be taken seriously.

In the latest ESPN’s popular Interview programme, ‘Alexis Meet Nunes monitored by Roving Naija’, Ighalo’s body language suggests he still has some unfinished business as far as playing for Nigeria is concerned.

The Manchester United striker said: “I have a 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 from 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 television interview.

Ighalo last played for Nigeria at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt where he emerged as the continent’s top scorer; helping Nigeria to a third-place finish.

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