Kanu Nwankwo Urges Ighalo To Return To National Team

Super Eagles legend and former Nigeria striker, Nwankwo Kanu, has called on Manchester United forward, Odion Ighalo to reverse his decision to retire from international football.

Recall that Ighalo who won the golden boot at the 2019 AFCON held in Egypt decided to retire from international football after the tournament. The Edo state born striker who plies his trade in the Chinese Super League was signed on loan to Manchester United in January.

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Ighalo has now scored three goals in seven appearances for the Red Devils. Kanu in an interview with Goal urged the in-form striker to reconsider his decision to end international duties.

“Nigeria needs every good player no matter where they are playing or their age. “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,” he said.

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