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Ighalo Drops Strong Hint On Returning To Super Eagles
Super Eagles and Shanghai Shenhua forward, Odion Ighalo has given a strong hint he could be back playing for the Super Eagles just weeks after announcing his retirement from international football.
The Chinese Super League striker shocked Nigerians when he announced his retirement from the national team following the Super Eagles win over Tunisia in the third-place match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
After defeating the Carthage Eagles, Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr revealed the former Watford man has retired from the National team.
“He has been very strong for us,” Rohr told ESPN. “And it is sad, that he wants not to continue.
“But the door always is open for him any time.”
The former Granada striker then took to his social media pages to confirms Rohr’s comments, saying he is done with the Super Eagles.
However, following his announcement, NFF president, Amaju Pinnick revealed he has spoken to him to reverse his decision.
But Ighalo revealed he has not taken a decision yet as that time, saying he will need to consult his family before deciding.
“If I am going to reverse my retirement, I would need to consult with my family and my club. I respect the President of the NFF, but the reversal of my retirement is certainly not one that I can take alone. I need to consult with others before I make a decision.”
It now seems he has made a decision after he posted a picture of him with the Super Eagles on twitter with a cryptic caption, saying “Coming Back Stronger”
Ighalo’s comeback will be a huge boost for Rohr and the Super Eagles who begin their qualifiers for 2021 AFCON in November. He became the second Nigerian to win the golden boot at the just-concluded biennial tournament in Egypt, scoring in games against Burundi, Cameroon, Algeria, and Tunisia.
FIFA crew Arrives Nigeria today For Inspection Of facilities in advance Of U20 female world Cup
A five-man inspection team from FIFA will arrive Lagos, today, Monday, for a four-day inspection of facilities and equipment, that Nigeria has put forward to host the U20 Women’s World Cup in 2020.
This was confirmed in a statement by the Head, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Communications Department, Ademola Olajire.
The officials Christopher Exley, Sara Jane Booth, Kliment Taseski, Rhiannon Ceirwen Martin and Heyral Kaj Jurgen, will arrive today.
They would be received by Amaju Pinnick, President of NFF, first Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi.
Also NFF Executive Committee member and Chairman of the Nigeria Women Football League Aisha Falode and top officials of the Lagos State Sports Commission led by the Executive Chairman, Kweku Tandoh will receive the FIFA team.
Nigeria has put forward the cities of Lagos, Benin, Asaba and Uyo for the hosting of the 16 nations finals.
From 8.1M Followers On Instagram, See How Many Followers Juventus Now Has Since Ronaldo Joined.
Juventus had only 8.1m followers on Instagram before 13 months ago, before Ronaldo joined them. But now they have over 30m followers.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s army of supporters has a huge impact on the social media following of his clubs.
The statistics reveal that millions of fans are loyal to the Portuguese superstar rather than his team.
The impact on the Juventus Instagram page was the most extreme, with their account increase in followers.
Across all social media platforms, Ronaldo’s new side gained million new fans, a remarkable upgrade.
FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life after finding him guilty of bribery allegations.
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has banned former Nigerian coach Samson Siasia for life on “all football-related activities” over allegations of match-fixing.
Records Nigeria accumulated that the fifty one-year-old former Nigerian footballer may even pay a fine of CHF 50,000 ($51,051.66).
FIFA said in a statement that the adjudicatory chamber of their independent Ethics Committee found that Siasia was “guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.”
He is the third African to be banned by FIFA for his links to Perumal after former Sierra Leone FA official Abu Bakarr Kabba and former Botswana FA official Mooketsi Kgotlele was suspended in July for five years and for life respectively.
Siasia played 51 times as a striker for the Nigerian national team scoring 16 goals and later coached various national youth sides before he was appointed as the senior coach in 2016.
He won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria.
Meet Maduka Okoye, The Nigerian Goalkeeper That Has Set Internet On Fire.
Maduka Okoye was Born to a Nigerian father and German mother
Maduka keeps for Fortuna Dusseldorf in the second division in Germany. He is just 19!
Okoye is to make his international debut when the Super Eagles face Ukraine in a September friendly.
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