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| On 9 months ago

Ighalo Considers Super Eagles Return

By Adejayan Gbenga Gsong

Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo says he is open to a return to international football with the three-time African African champions.

Ighalo who is performing brilliantly with Manchester United, announced his retirement from international football after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Manchester United striker was top scorer in the competition with five goals, while the Super Eagles finished in third position.

According to him “I am still in contact with Gernot Rohr and Amaju Pinnick, and they congratulated me on my loan deal,” Ighalo told Brila FM on Thursday.

“I am still thinking about returning to the national team, but right now I want to concentrate on my club career.

“I left the national team because of the distance between Nigeria and China, but now that I am in Manchester and just like life and in my career, you never can tell.”

Ighalo recently extended his loan deal with Manchester United until January 2021.

The 30-year-old scored 16 goals in 35 appearances for the Super Eagles before his retirement.

The former super eagles forward had earlier said that he cannot wait to get to action when the English Premier League (EPL) kicks off.

Ighalo, who extended his loan spell until January 2021, believes United, in the hunt for a top-four place and FA Cup and Europa League glory are in perfect shape ahead of the restart.

Adejayan Gbenga Gsong

Adejayan is an award-winning Journalist and Opinion writer with varied experience in Nigeria. Mail me at See full profile on Within Nigeria's TEAM PAGE

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