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Ighalo: Super Eagles Won’t Disappoint Nigerians At World Cup

Ighalo: Super Eagles Won’t Disappoint Nigerians At World Cup

By Nnamdi Ezekute in Kaliningrad:

Changchun Yatai striker Odion Ighalo has stated that the Super Eagles have been working tirelessly and in unity to live up to the Russia 2018 World Cup expectations of many Nigerians, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Ighalo, who is expected to lead the line for Nigeria when they take on Croatia in Kaliningrad on Saturday, admitted that the team is drawn against tough group opponents  but he remains confident.
“We know what is at stake and we won’t disappoint, that’s just all I can say,” Ighalo told CSN.
“The group is tough but we know what we must do to advance without pressure.”
Nigeria are making their sixth apprearance at the FIFA World Cup and will kick off their campaign in Russia against Croatia in Kaliningrad on Saturday before taking on Iceland in Volvograd.
Their final group game is against Argentina in Saint Petersburg.
Meanwhile the Super Eagles will hold their final training session in Essentuki on Wednesday before departing for Kaliningrad on Thursday for their opening game on Saturday.
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  • Edoman 3 years ago

    If you fail to score then what happen . Your 1st name is Odion in Edo which means ‘Senior’. Please senior Ighalo, Do not fail to score for Nigeria on Saturday.

  • Temitope 3 years ago

    Somebody should make Coach Genort Rohr realise that if he has to start Odion Ighalo against Croatia he let him know that he has just 45mins to play that second half at the beginning he will be out not because he is not good but because I have studied him that he can only score one goal per match (that is if he going to score) instead I will prefer Iheanacho as 8 and Nwankwo and 9.

  • After playing  so much game and I can’t see a goal from u. I fore see wat I coming.please disappoint ooo.and I dont no how he got to Russia  sef. He shud ve been dropped in England. 

  • bucho2 3 years ago

    ighalo, u be my name sake but i dnt like ur football, wat u play if bodyball. U ar rigid in ur play nd u ar nt accurate wen u shoot, u make people to shout ‘ goal-aayyiiii’ more dan any oda thing. Even wen u score, i stil appreciate u as a good striker. Sori, is just my mind.

  • fasasi kunle 3 years ago

    If you want to criticise do it in a polite way, encourage them and pray for them as well. That is what they need now for which it would make them to triumph not abusive language. I strongly believe none of these players would not like to do well in any tournament let a lone world cup. Selection has been made and now they are at battle field what they need most now is positive thought, positive thinking and nonetheless our prayer. I pray inshah Allah, may He let everything goes according to their plans. Amiiiiiiin

  • I don’t know why? I believe in this team. Moses should stop wasting our set pieces. At least, i’ve seen Iheanacho score free- kicks. 0k

  • Asoko Emmanuel 3 years ago

    We should pls stop putting pressure on this guy,he’s doing the job that needs to be done.Now,football has gone beyond putting the responsibility of scoring goals on top9.The reason for this is that,over time football coaches and teachers alike have discovered that there is a possibility that a top 9 would be isolated upfront due to the tag on him as the danger man and rendered inactive by opposing team.So in view of that as part of the evolvement of total football every modern team today has devised a playing mode where any player on the pitch can score goals including the goal keeper.That is why there is no top9 any where on the planet earth that can be compared to Merci and CR7 but they r not top 9.Tell me which top 9 can be compared to the aforementioned including the Lewadowski of this world.My analysis is hinge on the fact that once a striker can sock up the pressure up front he gives the rest of the team an opportunity to score goals.That with so much efficiency Igalo does very well and he showed that in the qualifiers cos he holds the ball very well.Igalo is a modern 9 and we must appreciate him for that.Finally I want to urge us to be very patient and stay resolute with this team,Argentina lost 6:2to Span and lost 4:2 to our own Super Eagles and no one died,and they fudged on to learn from same.No one is saying the Eagles are a finished product yet,but we should not insult them at every given opportunity.God bless Nigeria.

  • Chuks Nwanjah 3 years ago

    My prayer goes to our strikers!

    I don’t need the Cup! what I need is the golden boot!

  • I think Igalo will deliver, but he should come in the second half. Let Simmy be our arrow head in the first half. And Mikel should release the ball fast – no middle field ‘holder’ stuff, no fanciful dribbling. Release the ball fast: zap, zap play.

  • i pray luck should follow [email protected] Ighalo so that super eagles fans can acknowledge you effort in the team in the course of 2018 world cup, the reason i still prefer Ighalo to other strikers in the team is his holdup play that distinguish him in this current super eagles setup which many will agree with me, we are still lacking in the team.