Ighalo Joins Mikel, Retires From Super Eagles

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Updated July 20, 2019

 

Nigeria’s forward Odion Ighalo (L) celebrates his goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Semi-final football match between Algeria and Nigeria at the Cairo International stadium in Cairo on July 14, 2019.

Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo has joined Mikel Obi to announce his retirement from the Super Eagles.

The Nigerian strike who plays for a Chinese club made the announcement on his social media page (Twitter).

He said it is now time for him to concentrate on the international club and give the younger players a chance to grow.

READ ALSO: Ighalo Emerges Highest Goal Scorer Of AFCON 2019

In his tweet, he thanked the NFF and the Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr for believing in him.

Ighalo emerged highest goal scorer of the African Cup of Nations 2019.

He also won the golden boot with five goals.

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