Ighalo Assures Of His Availability For Nigeria Vs Ghana World Cup Play-off Matches
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By Amaechi Agbo
Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia goal machine, Odion Ighalo has assured of his availability to be part of the Super Eagles squad for the last 2022 World Cup qualifying play-off matches against the Black Stars of Ghana, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
Nigeria Football Federation, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick disclosed this on Thursday.
Amaju in a series of tweets including a picture of himself and Ighalo, said the former Manchester United striker has expressed his readiness to ensure that Nigeria qualifies for her 7th World Cup appearance
“I just met with @ighalojude, the highest goalscorer at the 2019 edition of the AFCON, now playing and still scoring goals for Saudi Arabia’s biggest football club.
“Odion has assured that playing for his country will always come first and he is ready to ensure that we do play at this year’s @FIFAWorldCup in Qatar,” Pinnick tweeted.
Following the refusal of his former club Al Shabaab to allow him join the Super Eagle’s squad for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon, Ighalo changed club and joined rivals and Saudi Arabia League champions, Al Hilal in January
He made his debut for the Asian Football Confederation, AFC champions in the Club World Cup in United Arab Emirates, UAE.
Ighalo scored an equalising goal in Al Hilal’s 6-1 demolition of Al Jazira FC