Pinnick goes to Qatar to beg Ighalo for Super Eagles
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Pinnick goes to Qatar to beg Ighalo for Super Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has revealed how he went to Qatar where Odion Ighalo is currently playing in Club World Cup to beg him for Super Eagles.

Odion Ighalo would have led the Super Eagles to the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon but his former club Al Shabab stopped him from joining the team.

An incident that Odion Ighalo reportedly said led to him changing clubs and moving to his current Saudi club Al-Hilal SFC.

Nigeria play a double-header game with Ghana with the first leg in Cape Coast and the second leg in Abuja and Amaju Pinnick wants Odion Ighalo on the team.

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“I just met with him,” said Pinnick on meeting Ighalo in Dubai.

“He has assured me that playing for his country will always come first and he is ready to ensure that we do play at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.”

Odion Ighalo became the first Nigerian to score a Club World Cup goal when he helped his Al-Hilal SFC side secure a 6-1 win against Al Jazira.

They will play African Champions League winners Al Ahly in a third-place match tomorrow.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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Godhelp Isaac
Godhelp Isaac
4 months ago

This is the best idea,we need him serious in the team,th thanks very much, welcome home my man,

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