Odion Ighalo

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo is delighted to be back to Nigeria’s squad. 

Ighalo retired from international football after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations but agreed to come out of retirement and help Nigeria after three years in the cold.

The former Manchester United forward was named in the Super Eagles squad ahead of Liberia and Cape Verde encounters. He arrived in the team’s camp in Morocco from his base in Saudi Arabia on Thursday afternoon.

On return

“I’m happy to be back, it’s been long. Almost two years plus and it’s good to see some of the guys,” he told the Super Eagles media.

“I’ve seen Ekong, he’s my strong man and hopefully, I will see other guys soon,” he concluded.

Super Eagles captain on facing Liberia

“We don’t have to underrate any opponent. We saw the video of their games against Cape Verde, they were unlucky to lose both games. Even the game we played in Lagos they did well,” said Ahmed Musa.

“We can’t say because it’s Liberia then underrate them. They have wonderful players and it’s going to be tough.”

The Super Eagles are at the top of Group C with nine points while Liberia is rooted at the bottom with zero wins.

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