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Ighalo open to Super Eagles return


Former Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo says he is open to a return to international football with the three-time African Champions, The Athletic NG reports.

In an interview with Brila FM, the Manchester United loanee says he has been in close contact with coach Gernot Rohr and the NFF President Amaju Pinnick.

“I am still in contact with Gernot Rohr and Amaju Pinnick, and the congratulated me on my loan deal,” Ighalo told Brila FM on Thursday.

“I am still thinking about returning to the national team, but right now I want to concentrate on my club career.

“I left the national team because of the distance between Nigeria and China, but now that I am in Manchester and just like life and in my career, you never can tell.”

Ighalo announced his retirement from international football after the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Manchester United striker emerged top scorer in the competition with five goals with the Super Eagles finishing in third position.

The 30-year-old former Nigeria international scored 16 goals in 35 appearances during his playing days for the Super Eagles before his retirement.


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