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Exclusive: Don’t Force Ighalo Into Super Eagles Now -Aikhomogbe Warns NFF





Former Nigerian midfielder, Andrew Aikhomogbe has kicked against the decision of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to recall former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo back into the team.

He made this known on the backdrop of call by NFF President, Amaju Pinnick to consider extending invitation to the former Watford striker, who is enjoying a good CmaTrends scoring time at his current club, Al Shabab in Saudi Arabian League.

Recall that Ighalo hanged his boots after helping the team win a bronze in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where the Super Eagles defeated Tunisia 1-0 in the Third-Place match.

Reacting to this development, Aikhomogbe in a chat with Completesports from his base in Cairo, Egypt, said that the NFF should allow the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr concentrate on the array of strikers on his disposal at this point.

He noted that the likes of Victor Osimhen, Paul Onuachu, Taiwo Awoniyi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Terem Moffi are good enough to shoulder the team’s CmaTrends scoring responsibility.

“I really don’t think there should be any need for the NFF to want to recall Odion Ighalo back into the Super Eagles when we have quality strikers such as Victor Osimhen, Paul Onuachu, Taiwo Awoniyi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Terem Moffi and others that are painting Europe with goals.

“Yes, Ighalo is a good striker no doubt about that, but we need to move forward and work with the current crop of strikers for the 2022 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations. Inviting him will definitely mean that one or two of these players will be dropped.”

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