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Ighalo Considering Super Eagles Return

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Odion Ighalo will take time to decide whether to come out of retirement and play for the Super Eagles again, reports Completesports.com.

Ighalo, 31, quit international football after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where he finished as top scorer.

The former Watford striker has scored three goals and recorded one assist for his new Saudi club Al Shabab which has led to calls by Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr for his return to the team.

“I have been approached by the coach, but I haven’t decided yet whether this is a path I want to follow again,” Ighalo told BBC Sport Africa.

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“We’ve been talking about it for a while and hopefully soon I will make that decision.”

Victor Osimhen has been filling the void for the Super Eagles left by Ighalo’s departure and the Napoli striker is the overall top scorer with four goals in the 2021 Nations Cup qualifying.

However, Rohr has struggled to find another striker to compliment Osimhen, with the likes of Paul Onuachu and Kelechi Iheanacho failing to convince the German.

“I need to decide because I have huge respect for my country and the coach, so it’s only fair to let people know where you stand,” he added.

The Super Eagles will face neighbours Benin Republic and Lesotho in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header this month.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 17
  • TUNDE 1 month ago

    INFACT IF U TRY IT ROHR,U WILL FAIL WOEFULLY WITH S.EAGLE. THE POTENTIAL INSIDE LOOKMAN OF FULHAM,ONYEKURU IS FAR FAR BETTER THAN ANY OTHERS STRIKERD(apart from Osimhen). AFTERALL IN YEAR 1999,AFCON2000,D POTENTIAL IN J.AGHAHOWA of Esperance of Tunisia IS NOT FAR FAR BETTER THAN BEN.AKWEUGBU OF AUSTRIA, WHO IS NIGERIA TOP SCORER IN EUROPE THEN.
    IF POTENTIAL IS THERE, DEFINITELY GOALS WILL COME.
    **WATCH OUT 4 POTENTIAL(e.g Amokachi/Lookman),NOT JUST SCORING GOAL ALONE (e.g Agali/Onuachu).OR HAVE U FORGOTTEN DANIEL AMOKACHI OF 1994,1996.
    ***IGHALO TIME IS OVER. WE APPRECIATE WHAT HE HAS DONE, THANKS.****

     
  • Edoguy 1 month ago

    Rohr looking for an excuse to fail again

     
  • Footballfanatic 1 month ago

    Rohr give the young strikers doing well in reputable leagues a chance not an old war horse getting retirement money in Saudi Arabia (even tho he has experience). You really need to start building for the future abeg.

     
  • Odion Jude Igoalo is not doing his critics any good at all…..

    With this comment your haters are already having BP….

    Some will slump if u turn up….
    Hahahahahahahahaha….

    Jude Igoal-Ighalo pls come and burst these Beninios net for us….

    Osimhen is out and may not make the squad, Rohr may decide to side line MUSA and we the real SE fan are thinking of how the goals will come….

    Putting hope on yet to be “tested” materials is riscky….

    JUDE IGOALO-IGHALO PLS COME OVER TO NIGERIA AND SCORE GOALS…..
    :::::SHALOM:::::

     
    • Eldridge Cleaver 1 month ago

      We don’t need Ighalo anymore as there are strikers far better than him just waiting to be called. Only a fool will take this to mean I am an Ighalo hater. For all those bastards who curse for a living, I dey here Kampe. Let the curses begin. Mother fucker. Who U be?

       
      • Footballfanatic 1 month ago

        Lmaoooo abeg don’t join words with someone that thinks his own opinion is concrete while others are haters….that should tell you a little bit of the person’s character.

         
  • CSN forum is a kind of social media where one can air his grievians as concerning sport (soccer in particular)….

    All comment posted here is welcome and whoever post it is “entitle” to it…. Fact.

    One may decide to strike the “dislike” box if the comment sounds odd and the “like” box if its goes in line with his…

    Moreso, anybody can decide to counter any comment he feels like with FACT…. Mind u; “with FACT” not with abusive words…

    Some pple were brought up in a decent environment where abusive word is a taboo…

    When @Omo9ja comment we oppose him with facts and stats… Such is expected of everyone….

    I don’t use abusive words like “IDIOT, MUMU, MORON, STUPID, FOOLISH, NONESENSE et all” to counter any comment here…. That doesn’t win any arguement…. I use fact and stats and once i see urs being superior i quickly compromise my stand.

    Anybody that want to read my post which isn’t a must and want to counter it must, i repeat “MUST” do as i do else i do it my own way….

    Counter my point with fact not with abuse/insult else…

    I REST MY CASE….

    :::::SHALOM:::::

     
    • Footballfanatic 1 month ago

      It’s ironic that you started the BS yesterday by saying people should take rat poison when opinions were aired without any malice and then you come here today to spew this rubbish……. are u ok at all? Sure ur facts and stats points the the price of rat poison and asking people to do the needful lol.

       
      • Eldridge Cleaver 1 month ago

        I say leave him for me. We are curse-mates. Bastards like UBefool think the world revolves around them, their views and their curses. No problemo. The mother fucker now has me to deal with. Son of a whore.

         
  • Unique 1 month ago

    I am one of Ighalo diehard fans even when Iheananco was playing ahead of him in super eagle and I still remain his fan till today. But let us ask ourself, do we really need him? What’s the hope of the young strikers like Moffi, Sadiq and co. Have we tried them and they failed? Are we lacking in front of goal since he retired? I will support his return after we have tried the likes of Moffi, Sadiq, Ike Ugbo and co!

     
    • Footballfanatic 1 month ago

      Exactly bro….. being a fan of a certain player doesn’t mean we should blindly avoid the truth.

       
  • De Star 1 month ago

    @UBFE , What an irony of life , I never new you can preach decency in this platform for once , now that you have met your match in @Eldridge Cleaver who is evidently with purpose calling out your group of Oga Rohr’s fans club ( instead of Super eagles fans club ) for a dirty fight in the platform, you chicken out ; I should have expected you and your group that made the platform horrible with your usual slur and dirty languages on anyone that dare to criticize Oga Rohr almost 5 years on the saddled with same story every year or any of our respectable legends the Odegbamis , Amunikes , Finidi Gorge , Amokachi etc (you hauled all manners of attack on their personalities and families, not even sparing the forum members who dared to have contrary opinion.

    Your group ensures many of us who cannot stand your dirty & fouls languages chosen the right approach of just reading and and not contributing, where is the like of @Mr Hursh today in the platform, this is a guy that will make brilliant contributions either to support Oga Rohr when required or to knock Oga Rohr when needed , many of them can’t stand the uncivilized mentality of many of Oga Rohr’s fans club even though he belongs to the group  , except @ Omo9ja who is a wonderful great guy that has never for once loose his temperament in this platform as he takes every insults and dirty languages without for once reacting accordingly.

    @ Eldridge Cleaver , I can understand posture which may be due to the usual unpleasant attitude, but I will advise you to calm down and let there be decorum in the platform, at least , you have been able to prove to the Oga Rohr’s united fans club that no one has monopoly of gutter & dirty languages. 

    I come in peace , let there be decorum once again …. Ire oooo

     
    • Eldridge Cleaver 1 month ago

      Don’t mind him De Star, UBeJoker thinks we are stupid. He insults people indirectly for example by stating ‘any sane person’ bla bla bla which means people who disagree with his views are insane. He gives people the price of rat poison and then calls them haters only to come out and say that he has manners. Stupid idiot. May he rot in hell for all eternity. If others won’t stand up to his bull shit I will. He thought by raining curses I will be cowed. It will not be better for him. He will drown in the manifestation of his own curses. His best achievements in life will be issuing curses that will boomerang. Me I am here for the bastard. I don’t tske shit and I won’t be intimidated by threat of curses. I give as good as I get, even better. Please De Star, enjoy your time on these platform. Leave imbeciles like UBE mother fucker to me to deal with.

       
  • lanre 1 month ago

    no sane coach would leave an ighalo who has played nd won a GOLDEN BOOT AWARD with him for a striker he has never tested in any competition………Southgate would never leave a HARRY KANE albeit never won any international medal with him for a tammy abraham even if he had scored 45 goals in the season…….football is about convictions….realities not probabilities……ighalo had been there before moffi,dessers,sadiq etc. nd the coach knows what he did nd ACHIEVED with him,logically if you don’t go to a tournament to EXPERIMENT then you go with your very EXPERIENCED personnels to POSSIBLY WIN IT……IGHALO IS OUR CURRENT MOST EXPERIENCED STRIKER,we would even be LUCKY to have him go with us to win THE NEXT AFCON!

     
  • lanre 1 month ago

    nd i remember olivier giroud once questioned lampard for leaving him,a world cup winning striker on the bench for tammy abraham……nd clearly he has been vindicated by REALITIES,not probabilities………a DEAD MESSI IS BETTER THAN A LIVING JUNIOR AJAYI,to any coach ahahahahahahaha oya lets fight na…ahahahaha

     
    • JimmyBall 1 month ago

      Guy Junior Ajayi is Nigerias only solid performer on the continent worthy of mention… Put some respect to his name! You think Al Ahly has mate in any Africa? I doubt if Super Eagles can beat that club in a friendly with Ajayi playing for Al Ahly…

       
  • lanre 1 month ago

    Al Ahly versus super eagles ahahahahaha……jimmyball…….you are truly a super eagles fan if for anything you believe that super eagles are no match for al ahly of egypt because junior ajayi plays there……you really don’t want ROHR!…….but sorry