Ighalo: Why I retired from the national team immediately after 2019 Afcon

Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen, has welcomed the idea of Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, making a return to the national team.

The 30-year-old announced his retirement from the national team in 2019, immediately after the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where he emerged the tournament’s highest goal scorer with five goals to claim the Golden Boot.

Ighalo on Thursday told Brila FM that he was in touch with Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and would not rule out a possible return playing for the country.

Reacting to the news in an interview with Ojbsports, Lille striker Osimhen said, “He is always welcome, he contributed a lot for the National team and even at the AFCON in 2019.

“Whether I’m playing or I’m on the bench, watching him from the side will also help me learn a lot from him. I have no problem with it at all.

“Ighalo is a very good forward and inspirational player, not just for Nigeria but also for the footballing world. I draw some inspiration from him.”

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