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CAF Celebrates Ighalo’s 2019 AFCON Feat 

CAF Celebrates Ighalo’s 2019 AFCON Feat 

Confederation of African Football  (CAF) celebrated Odion Ighalo’s achievement at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Ighalo finished top scorer with five goals which saw the Eagles take home the bronze medal.

It was Ighalo’s second major tournament with the Eagles after featuring at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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And reflecting on Ighalo’s performance, CAF published clips of all his five goals at the 2019 edition on their verified Twitter handle with the inscription:”7 Matches, 5 Goals. SuperEagles star @ighalojude ruled the 2019 #TotalEnergiesAFCON! 🇳🇬”

Ighalo could make a return to the Eagles as Gernot Rohr and NFF president Amaju Pinnick have hinted of a possible comeback.

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  • John Osemudiamhen 2 years ago

    I’m happy over Odion’s mountain of successes so far and he has another opportunity to add more laurels.

    The Nigerian coaching crew headed by Coach Rohr and Yusuf would be doing Nigerian football fans a great service by persuading Odion to further represent us in 2022 Afcon.

    Odion is an asset to the Super Eagles, his presence alone carries weight and could be the needed tonic to ginger our lads into victorious outing at the tournament and besides, he is a source of worry and panic to our opponents. Our coaches should be decisive.

    I took some time out to see 7 Matches, 5 Goals. SuperEagles star @ighalojude ruled the 2019 #TotalEnergiesAFCON

  • Godswill 2 years ago

    No doubt Odion Ighalo can be good with the ball on his day. But for God sake you guys should allow this young man be and concentrate on the pool of strikers we already have in the team. Victor Osimhen is doing very at the moment, Paul Onuachu, Awoniyi, Desser and the rest of them. The problem is that we are not use to change and want to always go back to a retired players. It was Victor Moses and now is Odion Ighalo. Him (Odion) knows that if he accepts to come back he might not be doing much or anything different from what these other younger strikers would be doing and am sure that will be a big disappointment not just to those asking him to come back now but to himself. Gernot Rohr should think, search, strategize and be proactive and not getting himself occupied trying to woo retired players back to the team. Modern day football is speed, ball possession, goals decisiveness and precision and not just by age or experience. How long would you guys want Ighalo to come and retire again?