World Cup Qualifiers: Ighalo retains Eagles waiting in Morocco


Three days after the Tidy Eagles camp opened in Tangier, Morocco for the World Cup qualifying match in opposition to the Lone Stars of Liberia, Odion Ighalo stays the most effective outfield player being expected in camp.

Since South Africa-primarily primarily primarily based Daniel Akpeyi arrived on the main day, 21 assorted gamers own since trooped in for the game in opposition to Liberia; which implies unprejudiced Ighalo and unhurried invitee, John Succesful, are the most effective ones light being expected from the roster of the 24 gamers.

For folks that know Ighalo very properly, he is not the fashion of player that chooses to hit camp later than wanted.

This fallacious body language from Ighalo suggests he is light undecided on coming out from retirement to play for the Tidy Eagles because it looks he is more of being compelled to approach than in actuality craving to whole so.

On the head of whether or not he is coming support or not, Ighalo became emphatic he hasn’t made up his thoughts and when he became within the raze named within the 24-man squad, he selected to be quiet about the construction

“They’ve been in contact with me about the chance of coming support, Amaju and coach,” Ighalo told ESPN. “I don’t know. I truly own not talked about yes or no. I haven’t made any decision in regards to the nationwide crew.”

Whereas the writing on the wall is suggesting hesitation on the half of Ighalo, a offer within the Eagles’ camp claims the Saudi-primarily primarily primarily based striker needs to be in on Thursday.


“We’re light looking ahead to him, he (Ighalo) needs to be round by Thursday” the legitimate affirmed.

Ighalo retired from the Nigerian senior nationwide football crew after serving to the Tidy Eagles to a third-keep pause at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt the keep he emerged because the head scorer.

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Prior to his earlier retirement, he scored 16 targets in 35 video games for the Tidy Eagles.

22 gamers in camp.

Victor Osimhen, Maduka Okoye, Daniel Akpeyi, Paul Onuachu, William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina, Kevin Akpoguma, Wilfred Ndidi, Jamilu Collins, Alex Iwobi, Chidera Ejuke, Frank Onyeka, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa, Chidozie Awaziem, Samuel Chukwueze, Kenneth Omeruo, Moses Simon, Zaidu Sanusi, Shehu Abdullahi, Leon Balogun, Jo Aribo.

Expected: Odion Ighalo, John Succesful.

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