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Rohr Hints On Ighalo Super Eagles Return

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has refused to rule out the possibility of Odion Ighalo making a return to the team in future, reports Completesports.com.

Ighalo, 31, put an end to his international career after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The forward was top scorer in the competition as the Super Eagles finished in third position.

The former Watford striker recently linked up with Saudi Arabia Professional League club Al Shabab from Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua on two-and-a-half year deal.

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He spent time on loan with Premier League giants Manchester United before moving to the Middle East.

Despite the glut of talented strikers at his disposal, Rohr insists Ighlao will be given the opportunity to return to the team if he impresses with his new club and chooses to return.
“There’s no reason not to take him if he’s doing well. The question is if he wants to come back,” Rohr told the media.

“We hope so because he’s an experienced player. He can be very useful to his partners. We’re waiting but firstly he has to play.”

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

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  • Rohr does not seem to have what it takes to conquer the world. He keeps on relying on Ighalo. We’ve got lots of players all over the world, yet he cannot present a very strong team for us. He’s coached this team over four years and Nigeria has never won a single trophy. Other foreign coaches who handled our Super Eagles won something for us. Westerhoff, Bora Multinovic, Johaness Bonfere and so on.

    After his contract, the NFF should contact Ajax or FC Porto, for talented coaches for Nigeria.

  • CSN is trying to engage an audience, other than that this can’t be serious a player who woefully failed at United should be relied upon meanwhile we have the most Expensive player In Africa on our Roster and he happens to be a direct opposition to Ighalo being a Striker also the same player Rohr benched for the entirety of the Afcon in favour of Ighalo Rohr honestly can’t be saying that he feels all we can aim for is 3rd best. Rohr please wake up. Ighalo is also older now and will naturally be even slower..

    Rohr they say the definition of Insanity is repeating the same mistake and expecting a different result. Oga ROhr a word is enough for the wise.

  • Ighalo is not a world class striker and so, he was benched in England. He also missed a golden opportunity against the Argentines and that could have taken us far to the second round at the World Cup. To add insult to injury, we defeated deeply and lost the game. You can’t defeat deeply against South American teams and win.

    Rohr’s man-management is good but tactically deficient. He coached other African teams and yet got average results. With the calibre of players Nigeria have, a good and tactically sound coach would conquered great teams. Algerian coach turned around his team within 12 months. Bora, Bonfere, Westerhoff. Philipp Troussier also tried for Nigeria. He also took Japan. A lowly rated team to U-20 final in Nigeria.

    Believe me, if the give Mr. Rohr 10 years, Nigeria would still not win anything.

  • Edoguy 3 years ago

    Ighalo is retired. Leave him out please!!

    Rohr stop looking for an excuse to fail. You have Terrem Moffi, Osimhen, Osayi samuel, Onuachu, Onyekuru, Sadiq Umar, Olayinka, Samuel Kalu, Chukwueze, Moses Simon, Iwobi, Nwaekeme, Awoniyi, Simy N, Josh Maja, Emmanuel Dennis, Mukairu, Jesse Sekidika, Iheanacho, Orobosa Zirkzee, Iyayi Atiemwen, Junior Ajayi, (Ademola Lookman), Noni Madueke, etc

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      If this old unintelligent coach invite Odion Ighalo again despite our current available plethora of striking options… Most which he has been deliberately leaving out of the team. We will make his job hell for him. Talking about Ighalo shows this average coach will never have a team even in ten years being in-charge. If he was coaching France or Germany will he be saying very dumb things like this? Ighalo who could not even kick a ball in England because of inconsistency and lack of conviction. Rohr… Will not win Nations Cup and will be forced to leave thereafter. This is not a coach with a tournament winning mentality.

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        Fat liars have come again o… “..Ighalo who could not even kick a ball in England because of inconsistency and lack of conviction..” “…Ighalo failed woefully at Man U…”. These are the people who turn history upside down and deceive their entire clan and future generations. Thank God it all happened right in front of our eyes.

        I am sorry to burst your lies. Ighalo scored 5 goals in 5 starts at United as a 4th choice striker. He scored, assisted or created a key pass almost every time he started for Man U. AGAINST ALL ODDS. Yea…against all odds, just because he wasn’t a big name. He was unfairly given a combined 99mins in 12 EPL games…about 8 min per game. But still he did shamed all of his doubters and made all those so-called Man U legends eat their words. At a point in time even Michel Owen was always canvassing for his inclusion in the team and questioned why Solskjaer wasnt playing him enough. He was consistent, convincing and disgraced all doubters in all the matches he was given ample time. So pls look for another lie to tell us. Maybe the Ighalo you watched that couldn’t kick a ball due to inconsistency was playing in Jamaica.

        “…If he was coaching France or Germany will he be saying very dumb things like this…”…..the last time I checked Deschamps still keeps PLAYING Olivier Giroud despite having a plethora of younger options and heaven has not fallen.

        Just like I advised your ringleader…..better get some rat poison on stand by. It will do you a world of good. Ighalo is a Nigerian and is as eligible for a callup to the SE as any other Nigerian so far he is still active, available and performing. 16 goals in 35 SE matches nor be beans. The day Rohr calls him up and he answers the call….pls drink rat poison.

        By the way…your Junior Ajayi who is better than all SE strikers has been firmly glued to the bench in the club world cup….how market..? And pls dont give us excuse of injury…the boy isnt injured…. LMAO. Maybe its because he is black. His coach is a racist…LMAO. Better deliberate with Amuneke well well on how next to help his destiny, bcos he is set to be offloaded anytime soon.

        • JimmyBall 3 years ago

          @Dr.Drey… stop being off facts you dont want to contend with. Junior Ajayi was injured in the game against Ismaily FC… it was an ankle injury and if you have any experience kicking even felele… you will know ankle carries the body weight largely. It was reported he will recover in three months… december 2020 to February 2021 is how many months? Will you field a player who is just coming off an injury and probably still not 100% fit? Say what you like… Junior Ajayi even keeping a roaster spot on Al-Ahly the best team in Africa for over 4years is already a feat in itself… did you not say the South African coach was talking about signing midfielders from South Africa as he does not trust Junior Ajayi? Has that feeling changed since you the PA to the SA coach Pitso gave us that insider news on this platform? Hahaha…

          • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

            Hahahahaha….he is still ingjured but was listed form both games….LMAO. Wonderful excuse…you wey kick Tango. Leon Goertxa’s was injured for Bayern Munich too but his name was conspicously blotted out in the team list while you world class, better than the rest striker was conspicously listed amongst eligible subs. So tell us something new PA to Junior Ajayi. I even thought you would tell us Ahly lost bcos Ajayi was benched….LMAO.
            And yes….Mr Mosimame is still willing to bring in his former boys Zwane (14 goals 12 assists) and Sirino (13 goals, 10 assists) to replace your tingod. Both already played in the CAF CL and wouldnt be eligible again to play this season, that was one of the reasons why the deal was suspended. You better start looking for a way out for your boy…..LMAO…and pls forget about the SE…that place is ‘baa shiga’…LMAO!!!

        • Michel 3 years ago

          U were making a good point but spoilt it with the rat poison stuff.such a shame

          • JimmyBall 3 years ago

            @Michael… Ah! This is how we get bullied on this forum for even the faintest of comments that seeks to hold Coach Rohr to some higher standards and professionalism. Why does Rohr not include Victor Moses who is still even younger than Ighalo? Don’t we in all honesty even need a Victor Moses more than an Ighalo? There are those here like my friend Dr. Drey… that you always have to be wary of conceiving any ideas to share here once it does not praise Coach Rohr…

          • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

            Hehehehe…@ jimmyball, you have bullied us enough with lies that we cant just stand back and do anything anymore. LMAO. The latest one is that “..Ighalo who could not even kick a ball in England because of inconsistency and lack of conviction..” LMAO.

        • Collins id 3 years ago

          Make una tell the gaffer to crosscheck our player’s yellow card list before he repeats thesame mistake he did against Algeria, that cost us a point in the last wcup qualification. He is here talking about ighalo, a retired player in an average league. Abeg make you crosschek before selecting players we can’t afford to give out free points at this stage. The last mistake you made with abdulahi is punishable by a huge fine or even a sack letter in an advance countries like the one you come from.

      • As much as I respect and appreciate ighalo for his service to the National team, I think its time for him to bow out and stay retired. We have alot of good prospects both in the team and in European clubs, rohr should be talking of harnessing these untapped talent instead of recalling players who are enjoying retirement. I mean is he going to recall mikel as well after all mikel is playing in a stronger league than saudi Arabia.

  • When IGHALO is invited u people should not watch the game ASAP….

    Among all those names u people are listing, which of them is good enough to play for and elite team like MAN U, CHELSEA, LIVERPOOL, MAN CITY, JUVENTUS, MILAN CLUBS, BARCA, MADRID, BAYERN, PSG?

    UNA NOR DEY SHEM??????

    Among those world best striker, which of them can make “AFRICA STARTING XI”????

    Look at the list of strikers u people drafted out yet MAN U can only see a 30 yr as the only nigerian striker good enough to play for them.

    Those listed strikers would have been a cheaper option for man utd but they’ll rather prefer splashing over £100m weekly wages on our out-dated(says his critics) striker like Ighalo.

    He scored 14 good EPL goals for watford b4 moving to china…
    He scored 5 goals in his first 5 start for man utd yet some people say he’s a complete failure…


    Coaches have reasons for relying on a particular striker.
    See OLIVER GIROUD of FRANCE that was taken to the world cup ahead of LACAZADE, young and talented MARTIAL….

    Was the coach a fool?
    Didn’t they win the wc?

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    * Ighalo More Than Reliable For United, Deserves More Trust This Season’ –Manchester Veteran Journalist

    * Ighalo Is an Important Player For Man United – Fernandes

    * Ighalo Shortlisted For Man United POTY, Goal Of The Season Awards – CSN

    * Warnock Questions Decision To Bench Ighalo – “The one who would scare me coming on is Odion Ighalo – he’s one of the best finishers I’ve seen in a long time,”

    *Ighalo Nominated For FA Cup Team Of The Season – CSN

    * PSG Weighing Up Move For Ighalo – CSN

    * Fernandes: Ighalo Is A Quality Player

    * Ighalo Has Done Well – Meulensteen

    * Martial Learning From Experienced No. 9 Ighalo – Solskjaer

    * Schmeichel Labels Ighalo A Positive Surprise At Manchester United

    * Owen Backs Man United’s Decision To Extend Ighalo’s Loan Deal –
    Michael Owen believes Odion Ighalo has silenced his doubters at Manchester United and backed the decision to extend his loan deal. Ighalo joined the Red Devils on a six-month loan deal from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua in January. There were doubts about the Nigeria forward’s ability to make the grade at the Old Trafford, but Ighalo has seized the opportunity with both hands and scored four goals and an assist in eight appearances for the Red Devils. The former Watford forward recently signed an extension to his loan deal which will see remain at the club until January 2021. ‘I like him, I like him a lot,’ former United and England forward Owen said on Premier League Productions. ‘I know people turn their nose up at him because he’s come from Chinese football or because he’s on loan, he’s not a sexy £60m player or whatever. But I tell you what, I like him. ‘He’s maybe not the full-time No.9 for Manchester United permanently but when you’ve got [Anthony] Martial, when you’ve got Ighalo, when you’ve got [Marcus] Rashford, all of a sudden you’ve got a bit of pace, a bit of pace, a bit of guile .’

    *Scholes: Ighalo Has Silenced His Doubters

    * Ighalo Free To Make Super Eagles Return – Osimhen

    * Ighalo Is Different From Other Manchester United Strikers – Giggs

    * Berbatov: Ighalo Has Done Great At Man United, Deserves New Contract

    * Andy Cole Hails Ighalo’s Impact At Manchester United – I am really pleased with him.
    Whom God has blessed, no man can curse…! Above are the references about the same man some hatred filled people said was a failure who couldnt kick a ball at Man U. Quit drugs…quit drug, dem nor go hear. Quit lies…quit lies…inaaaaaa. Una dey see am…??
    A prophet is indeed not recognized in his own homeland.

    @Mr Ighalo…its your choice to stay retired or have a change of mind. If you indeed wish to rescind your decision, you are very much welcome…the doors of the SE is wide opened for you. And there’s nothing any jackass will do about it. Finis and Klaar.

    • Kingsley 3 years ago

      Please what games were they watching to be giving him all this accolades. If he was that good, tell us why he was sitting on the bench or why he ended up in Saudi Arabia. Why didn’t he even go back to China, at least there league is better than Saudi Arabia. Well not surprised this is coming from the PE teacher that was hired. And that how clueless Musa would also be invited

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        You dont have their phone numbers…?? Go and ask them personally which games they were watching na. Na the black and white TV wey you dey watch naim clear pass the ones wey Owen, Andy Cole, Schmeichel, Scholes and Giggs dem watch. Na you sabi identify good player pass them.
        And as to why he ended up in Saudi Arabia….are you ready to take up the responsibility of continuing the payment of his close to $300,000 per week wages…? If you are ready kindly let us know. At the age of 31 the middle east is always the go to place to make money in preparation for retirement. many great players have been there…from Xavi, to Banga, to Juninho even to our own Jayjay.
        Chinese league is better than Saudi league but Saudi Arabia has qualified for the World cup 5 times (and has even reached Round of 16 before) with mostly players from its league but China in the same Asian Football Confederation has only ever qualified just once. Saudi clubs have won the Asian CL 5 times and runner ups 9 times…Chinese clubs have won 3 times and runners-up 2ce…..Saudi with players mostly from its league has won the Asia Cup 3 times and runner up 3 times but China also with mostly players from its league have only reached the final 2 times ever…….and China league is better…..! I doff my hat for you sir.

  • I personally don’t have any thing in mind against those innocent lads listed above.

    My only and major problem lies with their ASSLEAKERS that are ready to do anything to bring a particular nigerian player down, then in contrast exalt the ones closely related to them.
    We would not accept that here.

    That preferential treatment must stop else we’ll keep bursting and bringing the stats of those average lads listed above to prove to u that they aren’t special.

    You peopl are the ones hyping them….

    They’re not good enough for big teams to splash dollar on.

    We’re just here deceiving ourselves that these lads are this and that, meanwhile the whole world and even the lads know that they are no where near the pace setters…..

    When last did a nigerian player got norminated by FIFA?

    Apart from NDIDI, can any other nigerian player be among the first 100 players in the world should FIFA draft out the names now???

    Let’s stop deceiving ourselves joooooor….

    ….Plethora of strikers my foot…..RUBBISH….


    :::S H A L O M:::

  • Odoh Oliver Izuchukwu 3 years ago

    Ighalo is always welcomed if he decides to rescind his decision.
    He is more of a national team player.
    Good luck Rohr, good luck Ighalo,
    Good luck Nigeria super eagles

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    Odion Ighalo stays retired… We have younger and better strikers. He excused himself from the team long time ago… He is now surplus to requirement in Super Eagles. Coach Rohr plays lone attacker upfront in his usual rigid setups… Who is Ighalo coming to bench? We gave him chance against Argentina instead of Simy Nwankwo and he showed complete unreliability blasting wide in what is another ayegbenic miss…

  • Those of u that played for lobi stars b4 making waves in the big stage in european football(which only you & yourself are witnesses), how old was IMADU b4 he stop playing for lobi and form his amarture club(imadu boys)?

    How about DAVID TYAVKASE?
    How about ANJEMBE?
    How old were they???

    Ighalo is just 31 and still actively playing football, what then stops him from being invited???

    Let’s watch our ways…..

    ::::::S H A L O M::::::

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      @UBFE… We are not in argument. Ighalo is retired and we want more of the likes of Ahmed Musa to also exit for younger and more hungy players. Ighalo is nothing less than 37 years of age in reality. Let us not deceive ourselves… to show that Rohr and his bag-carriers and praise-singers are just your usual class of Nigerian politicians (See black and call it red)… they use performace in top 5 best rated leagues in the world for some players just to take the shine off their deserving callups and close their thick eye-lid on the likes of Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo… I am not even mentioning Ighalo in my post again.

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        Hahahaha…Ahmed Musa and Ighalo are proven….proven beyond any doubt. Musa is Nigeria’s 2nd highest scoring and assisting winger of all time and still very much active…Ighalo is in the top 5 of Nigeria’s all time CFs with 16 goals in 35 matches, he is the current Goalsfather of the African continent and still active…no matter where they play…they are PROVEN…proven at the very top level of football. Period. That is why no matter where they a playing, a Man U would go and bring Odion from china and a Wes brom would go hunt Musa who quit Saudi 2 whole months ago. Can Man U just go and pluck your Ajayi from Egyptian league or Wes Brom go pluck your Paul Onobi from Saudi 2nd division…???.
        Most of our national team players today play in the top 5 leagues in the world, anyone who wants to prove he’s truly better than them, including Junior Ajayi, should also go and compete in the top 5 leagues in the word….LMAO. We dont want people who will be overwhelmed with the difficulty level of competing at the level of the SE. Gbam. We all saw how the best midfielder in the Danish league struggled in a SE jersey so far.

  • Mr Hush 3 years ago

    Though , this is not an issue,since team selection is at the prerogative of the coach; I think Odion Ighalo should stay retired.

    As a Manchester united fan.Ighalo really impressed me. There is no red devil fan out there that wasn’t taken to Ighalo due to his productivity and his character. He represented the club positively.
    And as a Nigerian; Ighalo has represented us well. Facts and stats says so.

    To call him back could be a disservice to all he has achieved,more so to those who took the baton when he left and to those currently doing well and awaiting thier chance.
    The attack of Nigeria is in good hands. We haven’t lacked goals since Ighalo left. We have always scored through the qualifiers and friendly matches ( except for the one against Algeria). Apart from scoring, our attacking play has been good to say the least.
    Ighalo has had his chance under the sun, and done well. Osimhen is in control now, and doing well.you can never know without opportunity.
    So let him have his chance. And let the new ones coming in beef up the competition. Not Ighalo.

    The coach should be wary not to allow his kind gesture throw the spanner in the works.

    • As a human being, there are just some people you like to surround yourself with. There are some people who give positive vibes when they are around to the point that you will go to any length having them around.

      My sense is that Rohr likes having Ighalo around. The former Manchester United man is a key member of Rohr’s innermost Super Eagles circle. His retirement from the Super Eagles was something that the aging German tactician tried to discourage but nonetheless respected and reluctantly accepted.

      Crucially though, Ighalo cited lengthy and tiring travel situation from his then-base in China as a core consideration in calling time on this career with Nigeria. That – for me – provided a back door possibility to a return to the Super Eagles for Ighalo (if the travel factor is eliminated).

      Ighalo has never really been my cup of tea particularly. But if he still has fire in his belly to return to serve his fatherland, Rohr is more than willing to fuel that fire.

      For all the love that Rohr has for Ighalo, it is reassuring to me that he never shies away from benching the former Watford man if he feels the need to.

      Although Ighalo emerged as the highest goals scorer in the 2019 Afcon qualifiers, Rohr still surprisingly relegated him to the bench for Onuachu when the tournament proper commenced. Had Onuachu’s star shined, then it is conceivable to suggest that Ighalo would not have seen as much action as he did in that tournament.

      In the eyes of Rohr, Osimhen was not ready to shoulder huge responsibilities in the 2019 Afcon hence why he stuck with Ighalo (who by and large delivered the goods).

      Backtrack to 2018 and Rohr again dropped Ighalo just after 1 world cup match for Iheanacho (who was atrocious in the last game against Argentina leading to Ighalo’s recall and the infamous cataclysmic miss)

      If Ighalo rescinds in resignation then there will be a place for him in Rohr’s squad – but not necessarily his starting 11 if precedence is anything to go by.

      My Personal Opinion:

      I ‘deo’ have seen enough of Ighalo in Super Eagles colours. I am grateful for all of his contributions however I am keen to see the contributions of others.

      Josh Maja, Sadiq Umar, Terem Moffi, Ike Ugbo and Cyriel Dessers are players I am gleefully looking forward to seeing in action into the future.

      But, Rohr is the Gaffer; if Ighalo is his man, I will have to respect it and live with it.

      I just he knows what he is doing.

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    …talking about Ighalo and Manchester United! Even most ex-Super Eagles players were embarrassed how Ighalo allowed himself take such monumental insults in England. Playing the likes of Greenwood ahead of him. Ighalo himself knew he was insulted and rubbished at Man United… that stay turned a nightmare for him. Well… maybe he truly couldnt finish like Rashford, Martial and Cavani (certainly). That is not saying he is not a good striker… he is simply not at the level of Cavani or Rashford. Is he now coming to bench Osimhem? Sadiq? or even Terem? We should be talking of giving the likes of Olayinka, Moffi, Sadiq and he (Rohr) learning how to get the best out of the likes of Onuachu.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Ighalo is not in the level of Cavani, but Cavani has scored 7 goals and 2 assists in 1174 minutes in 23 matches wining 2,04 points per game, while Ighalo scored 5 goals 1 assist in 756 minutes in 23 matches winning 2.13 points per game. As at when Cavani played 756 mins for Man U he had scored just 4 goals and 2 assists…..so what exactly is your point…? or is it bcos Cavani has a bigger profile…??

      This is the testimonial of the same Warnock who criticized the signing of Ighalo about him “…The one who would scare me coming on is Odion Ighalo – he’s one of THE BEST FINISHERS I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME…”

      So really, are you really for real….like for real real?? You will just stop at nothing to run down Ighalo. A player left as top scorer in both qualifiers (7 goals in 4 matches) and Afcon proper (5 goals in 7 matches) and you are asking if he can bench Osimhen or Sadiq or Moffi….LMAO?? Pls pass me whatever you are smoking…I need to go test it in the lab. Hatred truly beclouds straight reasoning.

      You better dont let all the orphans and widows Ighalo is taking care of add you to their prayer list.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Ighalo not playing at Man U was simply a matter of profile o…not output. He might not be the wara wara type of striker like Cavani but given as much gametime as cavani is being given, his stats show what he can do. He came on against chelsea for just 3 minutes and the world saw what he could do….he came on against Mancity too and within 2 minutes, he contributed to the winning goal in the one too. Since Cavani was signed on, how many times was he given 3 minutes, 2 minutes like they used to give Odion…?? You can see all that was said about him up there……those things wont be said if he were a flop. The likes of Neville, Keane and the other egg heads never really wanted him bcos he was “low class” to them and not wordy of a top club like United. The likes of Owen and Scholes were humble enough to eat humble pies later on and agree that yes…this one na baba. But the moment that loan was extended it was obvious some people became seriously offended.

      If Ighalo’s lock-out of Man U was justified how come you see it as an insult…??? If he weren’t truly good enough how come your seeing his treatment as an embarrassment. That’s because your subconscious is telling you he was good enough and showed quality given the little gametime he had, but your emotions is just hell bent an rubbishing him so that he wont come and block road for your Ajayi and make your mission more difficult for you….LMAO. Dont worry…just keep praying Ighalo does not rescind his decision. The coach has always left the door open for anyone who wants to come out of retirement, INCLUDING VICTOR MOSES. The day Ighalo jus pick phone call Rohr kpere…..bye bye forever to SE for Junior Ajayi be that…..LMAO

    • Chibuzor 3 years ago

      Na the pound sterling make am stay. Abi u don forget say na 1pound to N600. And one mumu is telling us igahlo is better than cavani. Oga u better stop smoking whatever you putting in your system

  • GLORY 3 years ago

    If I must advice Ighalo, I will tell him to stay away from SE n remain retired. The wise knows it’s best to leave when the ovation is loudest. He’s done well for himself, family n nigeria and don’t deserve all these ridicule.

  • Greenturf 3 years ago

    In my opinion Rohr is going for tested and trusted.It is easy to make a long list of players doing well in Europe but most of whom have not had a chance to showcase there talent in the national team.
    Playing well in club football and doing same for the national team is a different thing entirely but if a player don’t get a chance so how can we make a judgement on there suitability in the national team?However,the limited times we get to play on yearly basis for international games are so minimal the coaches aren’t blessed with plenty of games to try out the plethora of strikers we have out there,as well the risk of dropping points should this greenhorns fail to deliver.
    Ighalo will get invitation because of his experience especially after post world cup performances in Russia.
    Meanwhile,after the playoffs the coaches will engage with the new ones in friendlies and see what they have in them.If they prove they are better than there older and more experienced colleagues I think they should get the nod this time,it’s never a given to Ighalo.
    Coming to the arguments of Ighalo’s performances at Manchester united and alleged ill-treatment,the truth is he did well in the first quarter of his engagements with the red devils and stopped scoring in subsequent games despite having chances to stake a claim n the first team chances he never took.He lost confidence and had heavy feet.Cavani joined the party and became an instant hit and has shown consistency which apparently,was Ighalo’s failings.
    Al Shabab are tops in the Saudi league table.A league that produces most of the players for the Saudi’s national team and if you should ask me,would saudi Arabia get beat by the best teams from Africa in a world cup?My answer would be a big NO!
    Ighalo playing regularly for Al Shabab with his experience and form will come in handy as we prepare for our final playoffs for Cameroun 2022 afcon and Qatar 2022 world cup respectively.

  • Larry 3 years ago

    Inviting Ighalo at a time when we have younger and better strikers performing well in top leagues in the world is really embarrassing and ridiculous.
    Considering what young players go through in Europe before they get to top leagues, Moffi, Sadiq, Onuachu, Olayinka, Osi9 , Awoniyi and other young top 9 doing well in Europe should be our top priority. These guys have great aspiration to attract bigger interests.
    Not a guy who who is at the tail end of his career.
    Ighalo had his chances when he was at his best and we saw what he had to offer at the Wcup and AFCON..
    If SE needs an experience player or forward to guide younger ones put, they can look up to Musa Ahmed who is younger, more illustrious, more proficient and more recognized attacker than Ighalo in global football.
    If Belmadi’s boy is hell bent on additional forward, Victor Moses is better suited than Ighalo…
    If he needs more leadership, John Mikel Obi to me remains the most disciplined, most illustrious and most capable captain SE has ever had. Why not Mikel? Why not Moses ?
    We need to remind ourselves that the best Ighalo has brought to Nigeria is AFCON bronze medal. Ighalo is probably the only top 9 that fails to score a single goal in a competition for SE.
    Inviting ighalo at this point will not benefit Osi9, Sadiq, Moffi, Awoniyi, Onuachu, Olayinka..
    I think Musa’s behavior on and off the field is enough to guide these forwards. However, Belmadi’s boy needs additional leadership, Mikel or Moses offers more value than Ighalo.

    • Greenturf 3 years ago

      Ighalo rescinded his decision to quit the national team but Moses hasn’t unfortunately.I would want Moses back myself,he left a big vacuum on the right side of our midfield and we have become weaker since his retirement.
      Apparently,he is a big game player our best footballer we missed him too much.

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        Pls tell them.
        The coach has always left the door open for anyone (INCLUDING VICTOR MOSES) who wants to come out of retirement with the caveat that they must be active and playing well. He has never shut the door on them….It has always been in the public domain. Its only left for them to rescind if the want to. Its freedom of choice. If Mikel wakes up today and puts a call across to Rohr he will open his arms wide to receive him. But for some people, what is good for the goose only seems to also be good for the gander, except Ighalo. Every other retiree can come back but not Ighalo. LMAO. Hatred personified….LMAO

        Ighalo is the only top 9 that fail to score a single goal in a competition for SE…..the 5 goals the 2019 AFCON topscorer scored was scored by Habakkuk Omoregbe….LMAO…or sorry, AFCON isnt a competition.

        • Larry 3 years ago

          Now I know some fake and self acclaimed Dr. needs to understand that
          ” Ighalo is probably the only regular top9 to compete in a competition without scoring a goal..
          Before Ighalo, we had Emenike who won the AFCON trophy and leading scorer title. Emenike had a terrible W’cup and retired after..
          Anticipating the return of every retired players could quench the confidence of young and upcoming ones. If necessary, only retired active players should merit SE consideration.
          Goalscorer is not the issue with the team, a stronger midfield and more purposeful wing plays are needed.
          Therefore,at this moment, Purposeful players with capabilities of Moses or Mikel offers better value.

          • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

            Hahahahaha……people with low IQ make statements and argue with themselves afterwards even when nobody asked for superstories….LMAO.
            Ighalo is probably the only top 9 that fails to score a single goal in a competition for SE….LMAO…Again I repeat…the 5 goals the 2019 AFCON topscorer scored was scored by Habakkuk Omoregbe…not Odion Ighalo….LMAO….or AFCON isn’t a competition.
            Call me fake or self acclaimed…that’s your headache….its still doesn’t change the fact that I was conferred on a doctorate in ballistics and shock engineering 2 decades ago when you were still learning letter writing…..LMAO. Unfortunately, unlike rat poison, this one is purchasable in the market.
            And point of correction….Emenike did not retire after the world cup…Emenike still played until 2016 when your tin-god who now coaches and sings praises on twitter came to destroy our national team, fight and send our best and most experienced players packing.
            By the way, You haven’t thanked me yet for wiping some ignorance off your brains about Ighalo turning down Barcelona in 2019….LMAO. Thats how i’ll continue to wipe of ignorance from your life till it becomes a tabularasas. LMAO

          • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

            ….not purchasable…

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    This one Rohr is denying that FIFA has cleared players… that we have good players already, it’s a clear indication he does not want those boys who recently switched meanwhile we know Adarabioyo and Lukeman are worthy direct additions… If Rigid Rohr continue politics of being loyal to some players just to exclude others we will bring hell on his remaining tenure… Meanwhile Westbrom just decided against signing Ahmed Musa and despite being clubless, I bet you Rohr will name him in the upcoming squad announcement and start him… We are watching in 3D.

    • U are wasting too much time…. Why not gather boys and match straight to the glass house…. Bomb the whole place once MUSA’S name is on the list….

      Why should they invite the team captain for national duty?

      Some people and bad bele na like 5 & 6…..

      U want to force all our tested and trusted legs into retirement so u can bring your world best Fenando ADI & JUNIOR AJAYI into the SE?

      It woun’t work….. I repeat; it woun’t work…. Try next time.

      AHMED MUSA is a sure banga for SE….
      Haters can go and hug transformer….
      Afterall; OGA ROHR IS IN CHARGE…..

      NO BAGAR……


    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Hahahahaha…you have never been able to do jack and you NEVER will be able to…LMAO. You cannot do more than spread lies and rant on social media as you have been doing to no avail. I always knew Ahmed Musa being courted by WesBrom was bad news to some of you. Westbrom passing the opportunity to sign Musa is strictly financial…..Musa was earning close of 200k where he was b4 and even if he was gonna agree to a pay-cut, Im sure he wouldn’t agree to anything below 70k. That’s probably what Wesbrom cannot afford unless they offload players which isn’t coming through either. Eh oh….See hatred in flesh and blood…..LMAO. You and your fellow sponsored cohorts have always failed and will continue to fail. Deal with that.

      @UBFE…….pls tell him to quickly gather his thugs and go and shoot Rohr now now…he is in Nigeria at the moment…..LMAO. Tell him not to wait any longer than now. Now is the time for ACTION…..LMAO. We need action men not talkative and cheerleaders…LMAO

  • Dr Simone Toto 3 years ago

    I was thinking after this comment big mouth talkers like dr drey will be quiet but no I’m very wrong because once an idiot shall always be idiot. He can still come here to defend Ighalo and his Al queda or Al shabaab club to come and don the green white green jersey. Told you guys boy is bent on just arguing shit. That coach of a man is making a joke with the national team he’s yet to win a match in almost one and a half year. Will he survive this with a serious federation? Here is a man who has been sacked from below average teams and we here worshiping the Boomblocat. 

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Human beings are talking, even animal too wants to talk….LMAO.

      • Dr Simone Toto 3 years ago

        You are my pet dog keep wailing.

        • Peterside Udah 3 years ago

          Dr Toto, why not ask for forgiven from Dr Drey. He will continue to humiliate you if you don’t. I don’t know you but I am embarrassed for all the bashing you face from Dr Drey. No man can take this sort of relentless tongue lashing without going mad sooner. A word is enough for the wise. You should by now know that in Dr Drey, you have bitten off more than you can chew.

          • Dr Simone Toto 3 years ago

            Lol “why not ask for forgiven” Baba who’s the idiot now? Better go work on your grammar. SMH

          • KENNETH 3 years ago

            So some people are still making a case for the inclusion of ighalo. Please why was he going down the pecking order at Manchester united. Juat like someone asked why wasn’t he taken by other clubs in the EPL and the excuse was because of the wages. Didn’t he take a paycut to join Man united. Please furnish us were it is stated that he gets $300k from the Saudi club.

  • Doctor Koyemi Oderinde 3 years ago

    It is far better for Ighalo to stay retired. His days of being a Super Eagles MAIN STAY are behind him.

  • Though man is not surpose to worship man… We only show respect to any man that deserve it.

    Oga Rohr deserves all manner of respect from all “SANE & RIGHT-THINKING PERSONALITIES” Which i’m privilege to be one.


    Imagine a man inheriting a team ranked 70th in the world.

    Imagine a man inheriting a team ranked 16th in africa.

    Consider a man accepting to handle a team other coaches were running away from bcos of the near impossible & unarchievable dream/vision NFF drafted for them.

    A man that inherited a team that failed to qualify for 2 consecutive afcons.

    A man that has lost to only 4 teams in the whole african continent in 5 good yrs after facing elite teams like CAMEROUN(3 TIMES), ALGERIA(4 TIMES), EGYPT, ZAMBIA(TWICE), TUNISIA(TWICE).

    Behold a man that has erase the ridiculous name “SUPER CHICKEN” that GHANA gave.

    A man that has made qualifiers that use to be an unsurmountable mountaIN look like inter-house sport competition.


  • @Dr Drey….
    I don’t know if u are feeling the way i’m feeling…. This people are just irretating and boring….
    Their sentimental judgement is next to evil…..

    Infact when it comes to hatred, SATAN is learning work were this people are…..

    What kind of hatred is this????

    What most of them fail to know is that; Musa is a philantropist(taking care of ophans/widows in nigeria)…..

    The prayers of those widows/ophans for the destruction of all Musa haters would never go unswered….

    When u see things going awkward in your life just know that the prayers of those “WIDOWS & OPHANS” MUSA is taking care of is at work. Keep hating that humble, gentle & innocent young man.

    I don finis ma own….


    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      There’s no need to feel irritated, Man.
      God never abandons the just. Cant you see that the more they have been hating on Ighalo, the more Ighalo has been rising, even higher than Odion himself ever dreamt. The more they have been fighting G.Rohr, the more rooted the man is and keeps progressing with his team even within the same environment where the rest are failing. The more they want Musa kicked out of the team, the more his influence on the team is becoming more evident. We dont want musa…we dont want musa….we want the vibrant young ones….Ngwa Musa come and rest after 4 goals up…..Musa came off for the vibrant young ones and the entire attack collapsed, midfield collapsed, defense collapsed…final whistle 4-4…LMAO. Para mia I am happy the way sorrow, pain and heartburn is torturing them day by day…..I love the way Rohr keeps rilling them up and torturing them with his some of these his media comments….Lolz…. we have told them b4 that their suffering continues till 2022….LMAO. Cant you see the way they’ve been ranting just bcos Rohr said “…Ighalo will be given the opportunity to return to the team if he impresses with his new club and chooses to return…”. He didnt say he will invite him tomorrow…or next month or next match o. He only said IF the lad IMPRESSES with his new club AND if he CHOOSES to return. But agents of hatred in flesh and blood are already shedding their blood on the alter of Baal since morning as if they can do more than a dead rat if/when that eventually happens. If Ighalo indeed comes out of retirment, he wouldn’t be the first and wouldn’t be the last. If we like let us have 100 young strikers on the wings. If those 100 young strikers cannot retire Ighalo permanently themselves it is their cup of coffee. We all witnessed how he came on and bailed us out at AFCON when the rest were huffing and puffing. Onuachu went into AFCON as our 1st choice striker…..we are still waiting for his first shot on target in that tournament till today. With all those rave reviews about him up there, Ighalo is WLECOMED with open arms to come when he wishes to. If he collect jersey from the young ones hand na in luck be that. If the young ones hold unto their jersey and force him to retire permanently the way Mikel was forced to retire permanently by Ndidi and Etebo at AFCON then good for them too. But the era of disrespecting our experienced players for some 1 season wonder youngsters is gone.

  • And so be it…. @Dr Drey.

    U always give me joy with your well articulated and chronologically arranged post.

    I think i’m done for the day….


    • Dr Simone Toto 3 years ago

      Two he goats deceiving themselves with bogus idea. Clowns in the make LMAO.

  • Edoman 3 years ago

    Ighalo will come again. Lets see who will take that jersey# from him. Thankyou Dr Drey.

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