Odion Ighalo desires Super Eagles return – TODAY
Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo said he’s open to the concept of representing Nigeria at another Africa Cup of Nations or World Cup if the chance arises.
On loan to Manchester United from Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua in a deal which will expire at the end of this month after the initial six months loan was extended retired from worldwide football after the 2019 AFCON, where he ended up as top scorer.
At Manchester United he has fallen out of favour and with his exit set to occur in about 3 weeks, Ighalo, who says he will love to try in the MLS, unlocked to represent Nigeria again.
He said he will return to the nationwide team as it his dream to play at another Africa Cup of Nations or World
Cup or possibly both if he’s used the chance however hinted that it’s not in the immediate.
“I have excellent relationship with Gernot Rohr and at a time he desired me to go back to the group since he discovers it difficult to seeing me play for Manchester United and not playing once again for the Super Eagles.
“Although I retired from the group extremely early due to injury before the AFCON for 8 weeks and unfortunately, I left the tournament with another injury and considering the travels from China wasn’t great for me and have to look at other choices of giving the younger ones a possibility.
“I miss out on everyone in the team and if the requirement develops, I will wish to play at another World Cup finals or the African Cup of Nations, if not both tournaments however for now I will want the young lads to enjoy themselves,” he stated in a television interview with ESPN.