Kanu Hoping Odion Ighalo Returns To Super Eagles Fold

Oluwole Ola

Super Eagles legend Nwankwo Kanu is being optimistic and urging Odion Ighalo to come out of retirement and play for the Nigerian national team again

The Manchester United striker retired from international after helping the Super Eagles finish third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Ighalo joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men on a temporary deal on transfer deadline day in January, as the club sought a short-term solution after Marcus Rashford’s serious injury. The ex-Watford man has hit the ground running since his move to Old Trafford, scoring three goals in seven outings.

However, the two-time African Player of the Year feels the 30-year-old is still needed by Gernot Rohr’s men judging by his impressive form.

“Nigeria needs every good player no matter where they are playing or their age,” Kanu told Goal.

“If he performs in Manchester United, we will ask him to come back and tell him to forget what he said. “This is football and we have to watch and see how the situation would unfold. Not just Ighalo, Nigeria need whoever is in form.”

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