Tension As Another Club Threatens To Stop Important Super Eagles Star From Going to AFCON

Tension As Another Club Threatens To Stop Important Super Eagles Star From Going to AFCON

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:53 PM
  • Odion Ighalo may not feature for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the coming African Cup of Nations in Cameroon
  • His club in the Saudi Arabia are said not to be ready to lose the Nigerian striker who is currently their highest goal scorer
  • Napoli striker Victor Osimhen and Watford strongman Emmanuel Dennis will not be part of Super Eagles squad for AFCON

Al Shabab who are Saudi Arabian giants have reportedly threatened not to release Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo for the coming African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Super Eagles camp has opened in Abuja with some players invited already training ahead of the African Cup of Nations as the coaching crew await the other stars.

Recently, it was announced that Victor Osimhen and Emmanuel Dennis won't travel with the Super Eagles to Cameroon for the AFCON.

Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo in action for Super Eagles. Photo by Patrick Smith
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Questions have been asked by Nigerians on who will lead the Super Eagles attack in Cameroon with Odion Ighalo, Taiwo Awoniyi and Sadiq Umar making the final list.

According to the report on thisdaylive, Odion Ighalo may not travel with the Super Eagles to Cameroon as his club want him to stay.

How many goals has Odion Ighalo netted this season?

Odion Ighalo has registered 10 goals in 14 games so far this season for Al Shabab and has helped the side stabilized as they are currently occupying second position on the table.

Odion Ighalo spends heavily on his mother as he takes her out for shopping

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Odion Ighalo posted an adorable video of himself taking his mother out shopping where the Super Eagles striker urged his mum to take anything she wants.

The Nigerian striker has always been seen around his mother and has many times posted awesome photos and videos to show his fans around the world.

In the video the former Manchester United star posted on his page, Odion Ighalo's mother can be seen going around the shopping mall to check all their products.

Odion Ighalo and his mother got to stand where the footballer told his mother to pick fashionable glasses in an adorable moment.

At the last edition of the AFCON, Odion Ighalo finished as the highest goalscorer in Egypt as Nigeria came third behind Senegal and Algeria.

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