Nigeria fans have decided through an online poll conducted by Completesports.com that Manchester United loanee striker, Odion Ighalo, is no longer needed in the Super Eagles – that the player’s self-made international retirement decision after an excellent service should be respected by all.
The Super Eagles fans’ votes were collated from Complete Sports’ website, Facebook and Twitter platforms.
Following his impressive performances so far for United, since joining them on loan in January from Chinese Super Lig club, Shanghai Shenhua, readers were asked to decide, via a poll, whether or not Ighalo should yield to recent appeal from some quarters and return to the national team.
It was a close call after the respondents votes were collated from the three online channels and processed. The majority of the fans have voted that Ighalo should not return to the national team.
Fans who voted on Facebook and on Completesports.com also provided interesting comments to substantiate their respective decisions. In the end, the fans who voted against Ighalo’s return from international retirement were the. majority across the three channels as summarized below.
Completesports.com readers voted via the comments section of the website. The result shows that 47% of them want the Manchester United striker to return to the Super Eagles, while 53% are against his return.
On the Facebook page of Complete Sports, 19% of the respondents voted for Ighalo’s return to the Nigeria team. 75% rejected the call for his return, while 6% decided to sit on the fence.
On Twitter, 43% of the fans said yes with their votes, that Ighalo was still needed in the national team. 35% said no, while 22% said they didn’t really care about what he decides to do.
Ighalo who signed for United following injury to Marcus Rashford, has made eight appearances, scored four goals and made one assist in all competitions.
On February 27th, Ighalo opened his goals account for United in his first start in their 5-0 home win against Club Brugge, in the Europa League second-leg Round of 32 tie at the Old Trafford.
He bagged a brace on March 5th in his second start in the 3-0 win against Derby County at Pride Park – the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup.
And in the Europa League first leg Round of 16 clash away to Austria’s LASK on March 12, the 2019 AFCON top scorer opened scoring as United won 5-0. He provided the assist for United’s second goal scored by Daniel James.
Ighalo was also nominated for United’s Player of the Month award for March, alongside Bruno Fernandes, Fred and Harry Maguire. Though Fernandes won it, Ighalo’s nomination spoke volume of his resourcefulness for United so far.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.