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Qatar 2022: Rohr Reveals Plans To Feature Ighalo

Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr said returnee, Odion Ighalo may play a role in Tuesday’s Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier after missing out on Saturday’s 2-0 win against Liberia.

Ighalo is back in Nigeria’s squad almost three years after he decided to end his international career. The Al-Shabab striker is part of the squad for Nigeria’s final group games against Liberia and Cape Verde in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The three-time African champions took on the Lone Stars on Saturday at the Stade Ibn Batouta, Tangiers, winning 2-0, courtesy of penalties from Victor Osimhen and Ahmed Musa.

However, Ighalo did not take part in the action and was not even in the matchday squad. Rohr has now revealed he could not play the former Watford striker because he only arrived at camp on Thursday.

“He only arrived on Thursday, that is why he could not participate in this match,” Rohr said in his post-match conference via the Super Eagles social media page.  Rohr, however, hopes that the 32-year-old can play a part in the game against Cape Verde on Tuesday, where Nigeria needs a point to qualify for the playoff.

“But I hope the next match, he will be able to help us much more, he added.

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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