Odion Ighalo Visits Super Eagles Camp Ahead Of Benin Clash

Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has paid the Super Eagles team a surprise visit on Thursday.

The 31-year-old met with Gernot Rohr’s men at their Lagos camp, where they are preparing for Saturday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin Republic.  

Ighalo announced his retirement from international football in 2019, after emerging top scorer at the AFCON that year.  

Although Rohr has stated several times he will welcome Ighalo back to the fold, his appearance at the Eko Hotel camp has nothing to do with a return to the Nigerian national team.  

The Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia frontman ate lunch with the team and left shortly before their evening training session.  

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It remains to be seen if his replacement in the Super Eagles, Victor Osimhen, will be tasked with scoring the goals or currently in-form Kelechi Iheanacho that will ensure the three-time African Champions qualify for the tournament next year.

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