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I have not said yes or no – Ighalo speaks on return to Super Eagles

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Al Shabab striker, Odion Ighalo, has said he is yet to make up his mind about a return to the Nigeria national team.

Ighalo has been included in the provisional squad for the Super Eagles’ forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon in 2022 and next month’s World Cup qualifiers.

The 32-year-old announced his exit from international football after the 2019 Afcon in Egypt, where he won the Golden Boot.

He has been plying his trade at Al-Shabab and in the 2020/21 season, he managed to score nine goals and provide three assists in the 13 league matches.

In the ongoing campaign, he has already managed to claim nine goals in the 10 games he has played, with the latest strike coming on Thursday against Al Tai in a 3-0 win.

The 32-year-old has revealed the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and NFF President Amaju Pinnick have contacted him regarding a possible return but he has not made up his mind.

“They have been in contact with me about the possibility of coming back, Amaju and coach.

“I don’t know. I have not said yes or no. I haven’t made any decision concerning the national team,” Ighalo told ESPN.

In his recent interview, Rohr explained why he was keen on having the experienced player back.

“We miss his leadership, we miss his experience and we miss his goals,” the tactician told Completesports.

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