Ighalo Sends Stunning Message to Super Eagles Teammates Hours to Big AFCON Clash Against Egypt

Ighalo Sends Stunning Message to Super Eagles Teammates Hours to Big AFCON Clash Against Egypt

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
  • Odion Ighalo has wished the Super Eagles success in their campaign at the 2021 African Cup of Nations
  • The striker who was not released by his club disclosed that he will be helping his teammates with prayers
  • Odion Ighalo also stated that there are quality players in the Super Eagles who are capable of winning the AFCON

Odion Ighalo has tendered an apology for his inability to be available for the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon and has wished his teammates the best of luck in the competition.

The former Manchester United striker made the Super Eagles final list for the AFCON 2021, but his club in the Saudi Arabia Al Shabab failed to release him for the showpiece.

Those in charge of Al Shabab are reported to have claimed that there is a clause in Odion Ighalo's deal with them which makes it impossible for him to play for Nigeria at this year's AFCON.

Odion Ighalo in action for the Super Eagles. (Photo by Patrick Smith
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Recently, Odion Ighalo made a return to the Super Eagles after two years absence and fans were expecting him to lead the attack for the team in Cameroon before the latest development.

Interestingly, Napoli striker Victor Osimhen will also be missing the AFCON and Taiwo Awoniyi and Sadiq Umar are now the top strikers for the Super Eagles.

According to the video NFF posted, Odion Ighalo explained that he has the believe that his teammates can win the title in Cameroon.

Odion Ighalo's statement about AFCON

''This to wish the Super Eagles all the best in the AFCON tournament and sorry that I will not be there as my teammates need prayers from all Nigerians for them to succeed.
''Go boys and make us proud, you guys can do it because we have enough talents in the team.''

Ahmed Musa discloses when he will retire from Super Eagles, asks teammates to give him 1 stunning gift

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Ahmed Musa who is the captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria stated clearly that the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon will be his last for the three-time African champions.

Super Eagles camp is currently bubbling with players in high spirit ahead of their game against Egypt which will be played on Tuesday evening, January 11.

The former Leicester City forward has been playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria since 2010 and was among the squad that won the Nations Cup in 2013 in South Africa.

Musa is also currently Super Eagles' most-capped player with 103 games with only Vincent Enyeama and Joseph Yobo the only other Nigerian players who have played 100 games.

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