Tuesday, September 27, 2022



HomeNewsGeneral NewsBreaking: Ighalo Retires From Super Eagles

Breaking: Ighalo Retires From Super Eagles

Breaking: Ighalo Retires From Super Eagles

Nigerian forward, Odion Ighalo, has announced his retirement following the Super Eagle’s third placed victory over Tunisia on night at Egypt 2019.

Odion, who is the highest goal scorer in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, informed coach Gernot Rohr of his decision before leaving to join his club in China immediately after the game.

He had discussed his decision with the coach before the third-place match, saying that the constant abuse was taking a toll on his young family but he was advised to keep it under wraps for the moment. After the game, he gave his jersey as a souvenir to the coach, said his goodbyes and left,” a source stated.

ALSO READ:  Two Kenyan Women Swap Their Husbands To Find Happiness (Video)

Prior to the game, the 30-year-old posted a message on his WhatsApp status update that simply said “Final Game”.

Read Also: Updated: Mikel retires from Super Eagles

“He has been very strong for us,” Rohr said, “And it is sad that he wants not to continue.


“But the door always is open for him any time.”

ALSO READ:  [VIDEO] Kidnapped Female Lawyer Reveals What Her Abducters Wanted To Do To Her Before Police Came

Ighalo, something of a late bloomer, made his senior debut for Nigeria in 2015 as the Super Eagles lost 1-0 to Uganda in a friendly.

He made 35 appearances for Nigeria, scoring 16 goals.

ALSO READ:  Tottenham Appoint Jose Mourinho As New Manager, Replacing Mauricio Pochettino

He was also top scorer through the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with four goals and he could also finish the tournament as top scorer having scored five in Egypt.
(Thenationonlineng)

.
Join thousands of readers to receive daily Latest News:
  • Click to see more posts about 👉
  • sports

1 COMMENT

  1. That’s great congratulations brother you are

    really a legend you have really work out your

    career and you have been doing great in it so

    been retired is a great thing brother, may God

    almighty be with you and your family

Most Viewed news